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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512029
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Notes from the Hard Shoulder




James May returns in style with another collection of classic journalism

Top Gear presenter and columnist for the Daily Telegraph James May brings together another brilliant collection of his most controversial and humorous writing.

From tales of motoring adventures through India, Russia and Iceland, to classic articles on essential subjects such as driving songs and haunted car parks, these gems from the number one car connoisseur will take readers on a motoring journey that will amuse and entertain in equal measure.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512029
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

James May

Having been famously fired from the job of production editor of Autocar, James May turned to freelance motoring journalism in 1995. He has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers from which he has since been fired, including Scotland on Sunday, Country Life and Car Magazine.


Today, James presents BBC's Top Gear and writes for The Daily Telegraph and Top Gear Magazine. He expects to be fired at any time.

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Praise for Notes from the Hard Shoulder

“I worry that he thinks he doesn't need friends because he's got fans instead”

Jeremy Clarkson, Sunday Times


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