In soap opera, in verse, in quiz, period pastiche and children’s fiction, Miles Kington’s Motorway Madness is a book entirely devoted to the motorway. Nobody has ever written a funny, literate and concentrated book about motorways. This is it.
The railway train shaped the nineteenth century, and gave birth to a huge amount of writing and speculation. The motor car and the motorway have shaped the twentieth century, but there is nothing like the same heritage of motorway literature. In fact, there isn’t any at all. This is odd because the motorway is part of our lives. The M25…motorway service areas…the Watford gap…Sorry for any delay…Lane Coned Off. All these familiar phrases are now part of our common consciousness.
Until now no book has ever tried to satisfy the itch for motorway musings. In irrepressibly witty sketches and poems, from a skit on the Famous Five to the Ballad of the Middle-Laner, Miles Kington’s Motorway Madness: A Driver’s Handbook will make people say half out loud: ‘This is the book I’ve always wanted, without quite realising it or articulating the desire…’
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Tempted onto the motorway by the prospect of green fields and fresh air, only to find that everyone else has had the same idea? Streams of bumper-to-bumper traffic, combined with the heady fumes of carbon monoxide, sound a familiar scenario? Fear no more! Here's the solution… and the relief.
While there are road movies and songs about motorways, moving on down and Route 66, the literature of the motorway has been overlooked. No book has ever tried to satisfy that motorway itch. Until now.
In soap opera, in verse, in prose, quiz, period pastiche and children's, Miles Kington's
Motorway Madness is entirely dedicated to the 70mph zone. It's packed full with fun to be had by all the family – not least while sitting in a thirty-mile tailback.
THE ULTIMATE ROADWAY COMPANION – INCLUDES
• The Art of Overtaking
• How a Motorway is Named
• "Not a Mile more, Not a Mile Less" – A short story by G. Archer
• Prayers for use on the Motorway
• A Grand Motorway Quiz
• Motorways Ruthless Rhymes
Miles Kington is a very high profile columnist, formerly of The Times and currently of The Independent, where he is the most successful columnist on record. He is the author of two previous books, Britain Under Steam and Let’s Parlez Franglais.
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