I spent 18 years researching the amazing story of successful Grand Prix drivers from the 1920s and 1930s who worked together as members of a British resistance network in Occupied France during World War II.
Much of the information was still classified at the time, but I gradually I pieced together what became an astonishing story and was eventually published in 2006 as The Grand Prix Saboteurs.
This won the Guild of Motor Writers Book of the Year Award
Here are some of the book reviews it received:
"Probably the best sports book published so far this year. It is a compelling take that will appeal not just to racing enthusiasts but to sports fans in general." - The Birmingham Post
"A cracking story. A tale of derring-do and chivalry on the racetracks of yore, of romance against the glamorous backdrops of 1920s Paris and Monaco, and of heroism and tragedy behind the lines in World War Two. The Grand Prix Saboteurs is history, but it reads like a series of screenplays crammed with compelling characters." - The Daily Telegraph
"I could not put the book down, and having now finished it, I wish it had gone on longer.” - The International Herald Tribune
"It may sound like fiction but the dramatic story related in this book is one of the most remarkable in motor racing history." - Autosport