Guild members Paul Horrell, Martyn Goddard and the late, great Phil Llewellin have all contributed to new book An Omelette and Three Glasses of Wine (En Route With Citroëns). Published this week, the beautifully written and illustrated set of road trip tales will appeal to anyone who has a love of classic French automobiles and more than a touch of wanderlust.
Evocative travel essays in the book – the creation of Citroën aficionado and restorer Andrew Brodie – also feature work by automotive writer Dale Drinnon. The road trips were taken in classic Citroën and Maserati Citroëns over a 20-year period, and include journeys to such diverse locations as Liège, Monaco, Paris and Alsace. The stories are accompanied by stirring imagery from photographer Goddard.
In his foreword for An Omelette and Three Glasses of Wine (En Route With Citroëns), magazine and media guru Mel Nichols states: “Evocative writing and stirring photography go together like food and wine. Put a fine writer and an imaginative photographer together in an interesting car on an appealing journey and you’re going to get a captivating essay where words and images mesh perfectly… We can all, then, share in the magic as the adventure unfolds. This is a book filled with stories and photographs of the highest order, all celebrating important and fascinating cars.”
An Omelette and Three Glasses of Wine (En Route With Citroëns)will be published by Yellow Chevron Publishing on 1 August 2012, priced at £39.50 plus £6.00 UK P&P. It is available direct from the publisher (email firstname.lastname@example.org or see brodie.cc) as well as from Chaters Motor Books at chaters.co.uk. See bit.ly/MdVp3b for a taster.