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A rare in­sight into where car jour­nal­ists come from, An Es­tate Car Named De­sire is a com­fort­ably fa­mil­iar nos­tal­gic di­ver­sion for any au­to­mo­tive en­thu­si­ast. It cov­ers a re­mark­able list of au­to­mo­biles that, at the time, were pri­mar­ily bangers but now en­joy a life as de­sir­able clas­sics. Imag­ine get­ting a Honda Z600 as your first car now. There’s some­thing of Roald Dahl’s Boy, with board­ing school shenani­gans, ro­mance and com­ing of age ad­ven­tures all present, though ul­ti­mately it feels like a se­ries of anec­dotes and mem­o­ries in­hab­ited by ghosts. The cars are de­scribed with a fond­ness and clar­ity that the peo­ple rarely re­ceive though – per­haps giv­ing an in­sight into the char­ac­ter of the writ­ers and jour­nal­ists you en­joy.

ISBN: 9780715650356 Pa­per­back, 245 pages www.duck­worth.co.uk

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