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Long Lane with Turnings: Last Words of a Motoring Legend

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L. J. K. Setright was one of the 20th century's most influential, opinionated, and idiosyncratic motoring journalists. In this dryly witty memoir of his early years—left unfinished at the time of his death—Setright recalls a variety of vivid memories from his childhood years, including standing behind his father's driving seat, enjoining him to “go fast,” and taking an ear ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Granta UK
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I used to read LJKS' columns in Car magazine every month avidly. His autobiography is not complete, which is unfortunate. If you enjoyed his prose style in Car and elsewhere, you will lose yourself in this slim volume.
Was there ever a more erudite scribe on all matters automotive and far beyond than Leonard Setright? His sparkling prose a joy to read from beginning to (sadly unfinished) end in this fine autobiography.
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