Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is a book that holds significant fascination for me, it’s the true history of a Victorian era martial art called “Bartitisu” after it’s founder, E. W. Barton-Wright.
The Art Of Fixing Things is the kind of book we all need sitting on our bookshelves, it covers everything from repairing cars, household appliances, garden machines, farm equipment and doing home improvements and it’s described as “a resource for smart people who have never had the opportunity to learn the basics of tool use, maintenance and repairs”.
All the touch screens in the world will never manage to capture the sensation of writing on paper, though in many respects it’s a dying art. These beautiful leather bound journals are each handmade by Julie Boyles in Indiana
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit tells the story of Phil Hill, the first American to win a Formula 1 race and still remembered as one of the all time greats, it’s a blazing read and a solid page turner. As the list of 5 star Amazon reviews can attest, this isn’t just my opinion, if you’ve been looking for a good read bit the link below and let me know what you think when you’ve read it.
Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga was written by Hunter S. Thompson in the mid 1960s, it was his first published work and is widely recognised as the book that launched his career.
The book Adventures of a Motorcycle Despatch Rider is the true story of Captain William Watson’s experiences during the first World War. The book covers Captain Watson’s extraordinary journeys through Ireland, Wales, England and France as the first 2 years of the war unfolded.