Friday, 12 September 2008

Private Owner by L.R Higgins

The book from which I have borrowed the title for the Li'l Speedy story, was published in 1948 by G.T.Foulis and Co. I had never heard of it until my dear friend Harry Mortlock thrust a well read copy into my hand and said I must read it, and after that I could keep it. I resisted, especially when I saw that the author had signed the flyleaf for Harry when he bumped into him in the UK soon after the book was published. This is an unusual book, being written by a privateer who didn't exactly set the world on fire. But he did capture in great detail the ups and downs of running a KTT Velo in the period when it was the best thing money could by for Junior class racing.

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