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There are ways and means of getting about that don't involve four wheels, but in this slice of vintage Clarkson, Jeremy isn't much interested in them.
Back in 1996, he took himself off to twelve countries (okay, eleven - he goes to America twice) in search of the hows, whys and wherefores of different nationalities and their relationships with cars. There were a few questions he needed answers to:
Why, for instance, is it that Italians are more interested in looking good than looking where they are going?
Why do Indians crash a lot?
How can an Arab describe himself as 'not a rich man' with four of the world's most expensive cars in his drive?
And why have the otherwise neutral Swiss declared war on the car?
From Cuba to Iceland, Australia to Vietnam, Japan to Texas, Jeremy Clarkson tells us of his adventures on and off four wheels as he seeks to discover just what it is that makes our motorworld tick over.
"Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud." "Daily Telegraph"" "Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches." "Time Out""
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ISBN: 9780141017877 ISBN-10: 0141017872 Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: August 2004 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born April 11, 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring.
He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun, but is better known for his role on the BBC television program Top Gear.
From a career as a local journalist in the north of England, he rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988. Since the mid-1990s Clarkson has become a recognised public personality, regularly appearing on British television presenting his own shows and appearing as a guest on other shows. As well as motoring, Clarkson has produced programmes and books on subjects such as history and engineering. From 1998 to 2000 he also hosted his own chat show, Clarkson.
His opinionated but humorous tongue-in-cheek writing and presenting style has often generated much public reaction to his viewpoints. His actions both privately and as a Top Gear presenter have also sometimes resulted in criticism from the media, politicians, pressure groups and the public.
As well as the criticism levelled against him, Clarkson also generated a significant following in the public at large, being credited as a factor in the resurgence of Top Gear to the most popular show on BBC Two, and calls for him to be made Prime Minister. Clarkson himself was keen to downplay his perceived influence on the British public, stating he regularly contradicts himself, and would make a "rubbish" Prime Minister