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On Wheels

 
 
Author
Michael Holroyd.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780374226572
Pages/Publication Date 105/2012
Daedalus Item Code 54538
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As a child in World War II–era Britain, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family's cramped garage, sitting in the back seat of a black, eight-horsepower Ford. The author of The Book of Secrets and the 2009 James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner A Strange Eventful History here turns his lens upon himself, examining with wit and candor how cars became a lifelong passion for him. In short, compulsively readable vignettes, Holroyd recounts drives with his car fanatic father, his lessons with an austere driving teacher, and discovering the pleasures of an automatic transmission.
 
 
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