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Trivia facts chained together around a conservative and very nationalistic ideal. Back in the 1800s the industry was taking the humanity away from the proletariat. 2000 and the government should take money from everybody to give back the proletariat the chance to work in a factory. And the cover says it all: "As seen on Channel 4" and something about "OUR industrial past".
A book that can be read from cover to cover, or just looked through to enjoy the many photographs. An interesting read as a follow up from the TV series about England's industrial past. As ever Guy is prepared to muck in and get his hands dirty. And if there is some danger to this adrenalin junkie, then the more he likes it.
I watched and enjoyed several episodes of the TV series and the similar Boat that Guy Built. This is a book that expands well on what little could be crammed into the programmes, yet captures Guy Martin's distinctiveness as a presenter too (so if you don't like his manner or enthusiasms, it might be irritating)
Guy Martin is publicly known primarily as an English motorcycle racer, who also works as a lorry mechanic and TV presenter. He has mainly competed in road racing events such as the Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200. Since 2011, Martin has also found success as the front man of several television programmes focusing on his passions of engineering, motor vehicles and speed.