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Round the Bend
Round the Bend
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780241956953

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Table of Contents
 
    Just a couple of tweaks and it's an iPhone     1  (5)
    on wheels Daihatsu Materia
    It's far too cool for you, Mr Footballer       6  (5)
    Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i
    Tailor-made for the hard of thinking Subaru    11 (5)
    Impreza WRX STi
    Clarkson on road safety Jeremy's wit and       16 (2)
    wisdom
    The rubbish, brilliant saviour of Jaguar       18 (5)
    Jaguar XF SV8
    David Dimbleby made me wet myself              23 (5)
    Mercedes-Benz CLK Black Series
    Look, you traffic wombles, I've had enough     28 (5)
    Renaultsport Clio 197 Cup
    No, princess, you may not have my Fiat Fiat    33 (5)
    500 1.2 Pop
    A mainstay of the car-washing classes          38 (5)
    Renault Laguna Sport Tourer Dynamique 2.0
    Lovely to drive, awful to live with Porsche    43 (5)
    Cayenne GTS
    The aristo ruined by the devil's brew          48 (5)
    Subaru Legacy Outback TD RE
    A beauty cursed by travel sickness Callaway    53 (6)
    Corvette C6
    ...catch me if you can Mitsubishi Lancer       59 (5)
    Evolution X FQ-360 GSR
    Look, mums -- a 4x4 planet saver Mitsubishi    64 (5)
    Outlander 2.2 DI-DC Diamond
    Press a button and pray it's the right one     69 (5)
    Citroen C5 2.7 HDi V6 Exclusive
    Face lifted, clanger dropped Mercedes-Benz     74 (5)
    SL 63 AMG
    So awful even the maker tells you to walk      79 (5)
    Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDiTS
    The problem is ... it's out of this world      84 (5)
    Nissan GT-R
    Fair Porsche, my sweet Italian lover           89 (5)
    Boxster RS 60 Spyder
    Mr Weedy comes up with the goods               94 (5)
    Mercedes-Benz SL 350
    Herr Thruster's gone all limp and lost BMW     99 (5)
    M3 convertible
    It takes you to the edge ... and shoves        104(5)
    Porsche 911 Carrera GT2
    The Devil's done a fruity one Mercedes SLR     109(5)
    McLaren Roadster
    Eat my dust, Little England Jaguar XKR-S       114(5)
    Coupe
    Calm yourselves, campers Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi    119(5)
    Titanium
    Tres bien -- a plumber in a tux Citroen        124(4)
    Berlingo Multispace
    This is an epic car. Every single atom of      128(6)
    every single component is designed only to
    make your life as quiet and as comfortable
    as possible. Dreaming of a ... Rolls-Royce
    Phantom Coupe
    Oh, tell me it's not too late Aston Martin     134(5)
    Vantage
    An old flame returns to relight my fire        139(5)
    Volkswagen Scirocco
    A one-armed man with a twitch can go fast      144(5)
    in a Gallardo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
    Oh no, this is the world's worst car           149(5)
    Chrysler Sebring Cabriolet 2.7 V6
    A Wilmslow pimp with class Cadillac CTS-V      154(5)
    Misery, thy name is Vespa Vespa GTV Navy 125   159(5)
    A trolley's the better bet Renault Twingo      164(5)
    Renaultsport 133
    Don't go breaking my bones, baby Alfa Romeo    169(5)
    Brera S 3.2 JTS V6
    Well, I did ask for a growlier exhaust         174(5)
    Racing Green Jaguar XKR 475
    Just take your big antlers and rut off Audi    179(5)
    RS6 Avant
    Look, a cow running in the Grand National      184(5)
    Infiniti FX50S
    Watch out, this nipper's tooled up Ford        189(5)
    Fiesta Titanium 1.6
    An adequate way to drive to hell Vauxhall      194(5)
    Insignia 2.8 V6 4x4 Elite Nav
    Safety first, then rough and tumble Volvo      199(5)
    XC60 T6 SE Lux
    Fritz forgot the little things BMW 330d M      204(5)
    Sport
    Out of nowhere, my car of the year             209(5)
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    What bright spark thought of this? Tesla       214(5)
    Roadster
    This is by far the best of all the             219(5)
    school-run-mobiles. There really is room
    for seven people, fourteen legs and two
    dogs in the boot as well Volvo XC90 D5 SE
    R-Design
    I'm scared of the dark in this doom buggy      224(5)
    Ford Ka Zetec 1.2
    Never mind, Daphne, at least you're pretty     229(5)
    Volkswagen Passat CC GT V6
    The sinister ...
    BMW 730d SE                                    234(5)
    A smart, thrifty choice Toyota iQ2 1.0 VVT-i   239(5)
    Perfect, the car for all seasons Range         244(5)
    Rover TDV8 Vogue SE
    Flawed but fun Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB 155bhp         249(5)
    Veloce
    Problem is, I don't think I ever met anyone    254(4)
    who would buy a Mazda 6 -- and also it's
    pretty hopeless Mazda 6 2.2 five-door Sport
    Diesel
    Trying to break the speed limit in this car
    would be like trying to break the speed
    limit while riding a cow
    Fiat Qubo 1.3 16v MultiJet Dynamic             258(5)
    I raised my knife, snarled ... and fell in     263(5)
    love Jaguar XKR convertible
    The car adds up Lotus Evora 2+2                268(5)
    No, fatty, you do not give me the horn         273(5)
    Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6HDi 110 Exclusive
    It's the eco-nut's roughest, itchiest hair     278(5)
    shirt Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid
    Enough power to restart a planet Audi Q7       283(5)
    V12 TDI Quattro
    Ghastly but lovable, the Vauxhall VXR8         288(5)
    Bathurst S is vulgar, terrible but
    ridiculously exciting Vauxhall VXR8
    Bathurst S
    Oh please, angel, Daddy wants a go now         293(5)
    Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.33 VVT-i
    You'll really stand out -- for paying too      298(5)
    much Mini Cooper S Convertible
    The ultimate driving machine, or so I          303(5)
    thought BMW Z4 sDrive35i
    Strip poker in the ... Ford Focus RS           308(5)
    Hey, Hans -- don't squeeze my bulls            313(5)
    Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV
    They've blown the saloon's last chance         318(5)
    Mercedes E 500 Sport
    The fastest pair of comfy slippers around      323(5)
    Jaguar XF 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio
    Oops, this drunken driver is off to Brazil     328(5)
    Argo Avenger 700 8x8
    Cheer yourself up in a ...
    Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport Tech                     333(5)
    The perfect supercar Lamborghini Gallardo      338(5)
    LP560-4 Spyder
    Oh dear, it thinks it's going to save the      343(5)
    world Lexus RX 450h SE-L
    ... a great car, but who will buy it?          348(5)
    Ferrari California
    Excuse me while I park my aircraft carrier     353(5)
    Ford Flex 3.5L EcoBoost AWD
    We have ways of being a killjoy BMW 135i M     358(5)
    Sport convertible
    Love is blind, thunder thighs Audi TT RS       363(5)
    Coupe
    Comfort for all the family in a ... Skoda      368(5)
    Octavia Scout 1.8 TSI
    A car even its mother couldn't love Porsche    373(5)
    Panamera 4.8 V8 Turbo
    Turnip boy has softened its black heart        378(5)
    Mercedes-Benz CLK Black
    Jack of all trades Toyota RAV4 SR 2.2 D-4D     383(5)
    Land Rover leaves behind the murderers Land    388(5)
    Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
    Ye gods, it's smashed through the apple        393(4)
    cart Audi A4 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro
    It's fresh, it's funky -- and it freaks my     397(4)
    kids out Kia Soul 1.6 CRDi Shaker
    Just one trip and I was a mellow fellow        401(5)
    Saab 9-3X 2.0 Turbo XWD
    Oh yes, this is why Wakefield trumps Dubai     406
    Aston Martin DBS Volante
 

Jeremy Clarkson gets really riled in Round the Bend. What's it like to drive a car that's actively trying to kill you? This and many other burning questions trouble Jeremy Clarkson as he sets out to explore the world from the safety of four wheels. Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, he: shows how the world of performance cars may be likened to Battersea Dogs Home; reveals why St Moritz may be the most bonkers town in all of the world; reminds us that Switzerland is so afraid of snow that any flakes falling on the road are immediately arrested; and argues that washing a car is a waste of time. Funny, globe-trotting, irreverent and sometimes downright rude, Round the Bend is packed with curious and fascinating but otherwise hopelessly useless stories and facts about everything under the sun (and just occasionally cars). It's Jeremy Clarkson at his brilliant best. "Brilliant ...laugh-out-loud". (Daily Telegraph). "Outrageously funny ...will have you in stitches". (Time Out).Number-one bestseller and presenter of the hugely popular Top Gear, 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, Motorworld, and I Know You Got Soul are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Cars can be downloaded on the App Store.
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