On The Edge: My Story (Paperback)
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On The Edge: My Story (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 29/05/2008
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Gripping account by Richard Hammond of life before and after his terrifying high-speed car crash.

Richard Hammond is one of our most in-demand and best-loved television presenters. In September 2006, he suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. ON THE EDGE is his compelling account of life before and after the accident and an honest description of his recovery, full of drama and incident.

An adrenalin junkie long before his association with Top Gear, Richard tells the story of his life, from the small boy showing off with ridiculous stunts on his bicycle to the adolescent with a near-obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol.

After a series of jobs in local radio, he graduated to television and eventually to Top Gear. His insights into the personalities, the camaraderie and the stunts for which Top Gear has become famous, make compulsive reading. It was whilst filming for Top Gear that Richard was involved in a high speed crash, driving a jet-powered dragster.

His wife Mindy tells the story of the anxious hours and days of watching and waiting until he finally emerged from his coma. In an extraordinarily powerful piece of writing, she and Richard then piece together the stages of his recovery as his shattered mind slowly reformed. The final chapter recounts his return home and his triumphant reappearance in front of the cameras.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753824047
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 25 mm

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“On the Edge”

A moving memoir written by Richard and Mindy Hammond that reflects on the past which shaped 'the hamster' into the character we all know and love on t.v as well as a blow by blow account of the terrible... More

Paperback edition
1st March 2009
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“Read it..”

If one has the slightest interest in Top Gear and Richard Hammond in particular, this book will not disapoint you... the book is so honest and detailed written that you can't help feel like you are invading... More

Paperback edition
7th May 2010
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“I Love It”

This is a good book that explains how Hammond got onto Top Gear and about his Jet Car Crash.

Paperback edition
12th March 2010
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