About the Book

Whether skateboarding across the kitchen as a child,
or taking part in the world's most prestigious vintage road race, TV chef James Martin has never been one
to sit still. In this entertaining narrative he reveals
how his two passions - cooking and cars - have fuelled his hopes, dreams and successes and made him the household name he is today.

James talks with passion, energy and candid humour about his childhood, early ambitions, becoming a successful chef and wowing audiences with his foxtrot on Strictly Come Dancing. His story is punctuated with tales of remarkable cars, from his first toy Ferrari to his vintage Maserati, each one representing a personal milestone and bringing with it charming stories and amusing anecdotes. James' cars give him the perfect excuse to delve into his life, revealing frank and fascinating details - from racing through the fields on his father's tractor and teenage fumblings in the back seat, to hurtling round a track with James Bond actor, Daniel Craig.

With James' career reaching new heights, and his collection of classic cars continuing to grow, Driven tells how his two lifelong obsessions have shaped the life of this relentlessly ambitious man.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007294688
Publisher: Collins Publishers
Publisher Imprint: Collins Publishers
Height: 196 mm
No of Pages: 304
Series Title: English
Weight: 227 gr
ISBN-10: 0007294689
Publisher Date: 28 May 2009
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 25 mm
Width: 127 mm
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