W&N Biography HB May £18.99 288pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 1 474 607308 eBook: £18.99 / 978 1 474 60732 2
W&N Diaries HB June £30.00 768pp 978 1 474 60154 2 eBook: £30.00 / 978 1 4746 0156 6
STEVE PARRISH Parrish Times
The rip-roaring autobiography of steve Parrish, iTV motorsport commentator and ex-MotoGP rider.
World-champion motorcyclist and truck racer, television presenter, practical joker or just plain survivor – Steve Parrish has been called them all. Parrish Times tracks his amazing journey over the last four decades, through a rollercoaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous and exhilarating sporting arena of them all, the Grand Prix Motor Cycle racing World Champions. It’s a funny, complex, at times sad tale of life in the fast lane which will keep readers enthralled to the end.
• The great motorcyclist barry sheene’s final words to his best friend summed it up: ‘Neither of us will die wondering’.
• Published to coincide with the isle of Man TT races in May 2018.
steve Parrish has been the voice or face of motorsport for BBC Radio and now ITV for thirty years.
Location: Royston, Hertfordshire www.steveparrishracing.com
KENNETH ROSE Who’s In, Who’s Out The Journal and Letters of Kenneth Rose Edited by D. R. Thorpe
The wry and amusing journals of royal biographer and Telegraph journalist Kenneth Rose, one of the most astute observers of the establishment in mid twentieth-century britain.
Kenneth Rose’s impeccable social placement located him at the heart of the national elite for half a century. He maintained sufficient distance to achieve objective documentation while working among political, military, clerical, literary and aristocratic circles. He dined with the Queen Mother, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and accompanied the Duke of Kent to the opera. Relentless observation, avid interest and a selfconfessed difficulty ‘to let a good story pass me by’ presented Rose with the ingredients of a legendary social chronicler. His journals and letters are an astonishing record of the key events and people of the past century.
Historian and journalist Kenneth Rose, born in 1924, began the celebrated ‘Albany at Large’ column in the Sunday Telegraph in 1951. He kept a journal until his death in 2014. D. R. Thorpe is the author of five acclaimed biographies, among them Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan.
Location: Banbury, Oxon
W&N Non-Fiction • May / June 2018