by Robert Edwards
ISBN: 0 304 35904 1
Published by Cassell &Co, £30
As sporting icons go , they don’t come bigger. Sir Stirling Moss OBE dominated motorsport in all its forms 40-odd years ago, yet he remains held in great affection by fans old enough to remember and young enough to want to know. Jockeys,footballers, and boxers of the era were left trailing in his wake in the race for public attention.
This beautifully crafted book unravels the real Moss. The Moss who used being bullied at school to his advantage; the Moss who discovered a genetic desire to win and the Moss who suffered traumatic physical and mental trauma following his headline-grabbing crash at Goodwood in 1962.
With personal anecdotes and unseen imagery, as well as unparalleled co-operation from Sir Stiffing, this authorised work sets new standards in sporting — let alone racing — biographies. HH-F