Articles tagged Pierre Fisson

Page 122 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, April 1997

Atmospheric motor racing fiction

I see from Eoin Young's column in Autocar that he finds the new F1 novel, Flat Out by Colin Dryden a "cracking good read". He tells us how this latest opens: "Alex Bastyan, GP driver, elbow and let his gaze wander over his team-owner's wife who was lying naked beside him in the best suite of the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo". If that kind of thing turns you on I'm told that Edwina Currie and...

Page 20 of January 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1952

"Speed triumphant"

by Pierre Fisson (188 pp, 12s 6d, Putnam and Co Ltd, 42, Great Putnam Street, WC). We wrote some time ago, when reviewing another book, that perhaps a great motor racing novel has yet to be written. That was before "Speed triumphant," a translation by MP Moseley of a book the French know as "Les Princes du Tumulte," came into our hands. At last a great writer has described the scene, the...

Page 68 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, September 1990

Indy - A Novel

by Bob Judd, 238pp. 9 1/2" x 6 1/4". Pan Books Ltd, Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG £13.95 Novels about motor racing have been few and mostly undistinguished. Apart from the schoolboy sagas of oily-overalled mechanics making good in fabulously fast cars of the Twenties after graduating from the village garage, what have there been? Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies touches on racing. The Earl of Cattenham...

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