Jeremy Clarkson - number one bestseller, presenter of Top Gear and, easily, the most opinionated person ever to sit behind the wheel of a car - in I Know You Got Soul: Machines with a Certain Something writes about the planes, boats, cars, spaceships and more that he believes have 'soul'.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that Jeremy Clarkson loves machines. But it's not just any old bucket of blots, cogs and bearings that rings his bell. In fact, he's scoured the length and breadth of the land, plunged into the oceans and taken to the skies in search of machines with that elusive certain something.
And along the way he's discovered:
• The safest place to be in the event of nuclear war
• Who would win if Superman, James Bond and The Terminator had a fight
• The stupidest person he's ever met
• What an old Cornish institution called Arthur has to do with 0898 chat lines
• And how Jean-Claude Van Damme might get eaten by a lion
In I Know You Got Soul, Jeremy Clarkson tells stories of the geniuses, innovators and crackpots who put the ghost in the machine. From Brunel's SS Great Britain to the awesome Blackbird spy-plane and from the woeful - but inspiring - Graf Zeppelin to Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, they can't help but love them in return.
Number-one bestseller Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. Born To Be Riled, Clarkson On Cars, Don't Stop Me Now, Driven To Distraction, Round the Bend and Motorworld are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Cars can be downloaded on the App Store. His The World According to Clarkson series has sold over three million copies in the UK and places Clarkson frequently at the top of best seller lists.
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