Newly sized (to compact from “coffee table”), British Auto Legends: Classics of Style and Design is about as self explanatory a publication as you’ll get. Though compact in size, the book remains comprehensive in view, offering a full unabridged tour of 50 of Britain’s best cars designed from 1907 to the present day. These automobiles are “exhilarating” and “seductive” – words chosen by Merrell Publishers – and the text provides full biographies of key designers – my guess being that section won’t be particularly exhilarating or seductive – but tied together the two portions of the book (images and biographies) should make for good car reading.

Expect nods to the Jaguar XJ-S and some quality old Bentley motors.

Available now from Amazon.

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