A fascinating insight into the life and times of a key figure in the motorcycling world during the boom years between 1928 and 1951. Arthur Bourne (Torrens) was editor of The Motor Cycle during this period and contributed significantly to reporting on all that was happening in this rapidly developing and increasingly popular activity. He was an avid participant in motor cycling and was at the forefront of developments in this highly technical area. He also was instrumental in the development of the 'lighweight motorcycle' used extensively by front-line troops in the second world war, resulting in the production of over 12,000 of such machines. His son, Richard Bourne assisted by his brother Robert, has done an excellent job of editing Arthur Bourne's memoirs of these exciting times and has produced a very readable and interesting account of his life and work illustrated by many photographs and extracts from the magazine A personal history, but at the same time capturing the developments in the world of motorcycling during the industrial and social changes taking place during his lifetime and in which he played a key role. A fitting tribute to a remarkable man and a damn good read. It will be of interest, not only to motorcyclists but to a much wider audience. Buy it!
by Grant Roberts