A NEW BOOK
“Crazy Journey,” by Alan Hess. (G. T. Foulis, Ltd., 7, Milford’ Lane, W.C.2. 124 pp., size 5i in. by 9 in. 12s. 6d.) Hess writes a very good story and when be has such material at his disposal as his journey in an Austin A40 from the Equator to the Arctic, the result is a very enthralling adventure story. The adventure was, of course, shared by Ken Wharton and Ron Jeavons.
The buffetting the A40 had to suffer, and endured, and the almost casual way in which Hess disposes of an episode in the desert when only the merest chance saved all three of the crew from death by thirst and exhaustion, gives the reader a vivid appreciation of the journey, which was undertaken for scientific as well as publicity purposes. This is a book which all collectors of motoring literature will read with genuine pleasure before consigning it to their collector’s archives.—W. 13.