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On the Road

Growing up in Eight Journeys - My Early Years

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On the Road by Richard Hammond
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ON THE ROAD: GROWING UP IN EIGHT JOURNEYS - MY EARLY YEARS is a new form of autobiography, in which TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond tells the story of his early life through a series of significant driving episodes. He's a child in the back seat of Dad's car on the way to the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. He's on his first bike, a red one, in Solihull, then on his first motorcycle, a Honda MTX50. He's at the wheel of his first car (and in the back with his first girlfriend). He is driving a furniture delivery van as part of his first job in and around Ripon. Now he is showing off with a friend, risking everything. ON THE ROAD is an emotional road map in which each chapter has its own registration number, and its own distinctive interior. Most importantly, each chapter sets off and arrives. ON THE ROAD surges on to its destination, reversing or moving quickly through the gears, reliving the central episodes and conflicts of Richard's life. Every chapter is a stage in a longer journey. Although there are precious few road-rage monologues against four-wheel drivers and men in vests in white vans, Richard Hammond's readers will quickly recognise the funny self-deprecating and balanced ease that has made him one of Britain's best-loved writers and television presenters.

Author Biography

Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting TOP GEAR. He also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky 1 and won a BAFTA as presenter of hit children's science series Blast Lab. His 'Blue Chip' science series includes Invisible Worlds, Journey to the Centre of the Planet, Miracles of Life and Planet Earth Live: all globe-spanning productions for BBC 1. Richard also hosted the much-loved, smash-hit, Saturday night nonsense that was Total Wipeout. He still refuses to grow up. Or even to grow. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RichardHammond
Release date NZ
August 14th, 2014
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Character
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
288
Dimensions
129x197x21
ISBN-13
9781780225098
Product ID
21564260

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