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The Boy: Stirling Moss Reviews

The Boy: Stirling Moss by Richard Williams

The Boy: Stirling Moss: A Life in 60 Laps

Richard Williams

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781471198458

A biography of motor racing legend Stirling Moss, told in 50 brief chapters, by the writer who knew him best

4 stars out of 5
Justin Marozzi
28 Mar 2021

"Like the racing driver himself, this life moves at breakneck speed and is never dull"

The fleeting chapter on the four-wheel drift, the almost balletic, physics-defying cornering so spectacularly mastered by Moss and Fangio, elevates driving to the art form that Moss claimed at its very best it could be. And, of course, there is a chapter on “Crumpet”, as Moss called women, in which a newspaper columnist in the mid-Fifties informed his readers that “Moss changes girlfriends as often as he changes gear”.

Having survived all manner of crashes and crumpet, Moss finally took the chequered flag at 90 in 2020. This book captures the bold, engaging spirit of one of Britain’s best-loved sporting heroes.

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