Bri­tain’s Her­itage – Morris Mi­nor £8.99

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Gil­lian Bard­s­ley presents a charm­ing, fact-filled vol­ume on a car that you’d think would need no in­tro­duc­tion by now. But rather like the cars them­selves, this so­cial his­to­rian with a spe­cial in­ter­est in the Bri­tish mo­tor in­dus­try man­ages to pack a lot into a com­pact pack­age.

The au­thor de­scribes the pre-war pre­de­ces­sors and ma­jor fig­ures in the story, in­clud­ing Morris founder and com­pany chair­man, Lord Nuffield, who had no en­thu­si­asm for the project. Ev­ery model and vari­a­tion is dis­cussed, ac­com­pa­nied by a fine se­lec­tion of BMC ar­chive pe­riod il­lus­tra­tions.

If you are just fall­ing un­der the Morris Mi­nor’s spell, then this ideal, in­ex­pen­sive pa­per­back can only add to the magic. David Brown

Au­thor: Gil­lian Bard­s­ley Publisher: Am­ber­ley Pub­lish­ing (am­ber­ley-books.com) ISBN: 978-1-445668-98-7

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