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Our first book, 'Accessible Classics' No. 1, covering the Austin A30/A35 (and sub-titled 'Enjoying Your Austin'), has now been printed and we are delighted to report that it has already received 'rave reviews' (please see below). For further details of this publication, please look at our 'Products' page.

First, hardback 'collectors' editions of our new A30/A35 book are available now, priced at £23.95 plus post and packing (£3.95 for U.K. buyers; £6.50 for surface mail to anywhere; £7.50 airmail to Europe and £11.50 to anywhere else in the world).

The total cost per book, inclusive of postage and packing, is therefore:

For U.K. buyers, £27.90

For surface mail to anywhere in the world, £30.45

By air mail to 'European' destinations, £31.45

By air mail to anywhere else in the world, £35.45

To order by post: Please make cheques in Pounds Sterling payable to 'Classic Car Publishing Ltd.', and send to us at Classic Car Publishing Ltd., 'Evergreen House', 51, Berkeley Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4HZ. As soon as your cheque clears, your book will be on its way to you.To order using a credit card: Unfortunately we are not able to process creditcard payments ourselves, but please see below re. our Paypal account which enables enthusiasts to purchase our books using a credit card. The transaction takes place 'instantly' and is free of charge to buyers (especially helpful for non-U.K. buyers who otherwise often have to pay hefty bank charges for cheques in G.B. Pounds sterling).
So if you wish you can pay by credit card  'instantly' using the secure PayPal system. We have opened a PayPal account which enables buyers of our books to pay using a credit card (etc.). via our e-mail address. The service is free of charge to buyers.

If you don't already have a PayPal account, you will first need to set one up in order to use the service; the process is quick, easy and free of charge. Please log on to www.paypal.com - click on the 'Sign Up' button at the top of the opening page, then follow the instructions which appear.

To pay for books using the secure Paypal service, this can then be done from the PayPal website, using our e-mail address: info@classic-car-books.co.uk (FOR FULL STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY USING PAYPAL, PLEASE MOVE TO OUR 'PRODUCTS/HOW TO ORDER' PAGE, OR OUR 'CONTACT/HOW TO PAY/LINKS' PAGE (in this case please then click on the 'How to Pay' button at the top right hand corner of the page). THANK YOU.

For further information, or to order a copy of our new book, please contact us:

Classic Car Publishing Ltd., 'Evergreen House', 51, Berkeley Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4HZ, England. Tel. 01202 467074 (or for overseas enquiries, +44 1202 467074). E-mail: info@classic-car-books.co.uk

A 1955 four door Austin A30, one of the cars covered by the first book in our new series "Accessible Classics" (on the A30 and A35 models). This particular Austin, known to her friends as "Pru", has been owned and looked after for many years by the author, and has travelled all over the U.K. and through much of Europe.


'PRACTICAL CLASSICS' magazine, September 2004 issue: Five Star rating (out of five), and they say "This exceptionally thorough book must be the most authoritative volume ever written on these popular little Austins. The history chapter is fantastic, but it's the real world advice on buying, maintaining and surviving the MoT that will prove most useful. There are even chapters on club restorations".

'RETRO CARS' magazine, Setember 2004 issue: "The book contains all you'll ever need to know about buying, running, restoring and modifying the '50s Austin".

'CLASSICS' magazine, September 2004 issue: "Kim Henson's new book has been in the making for many years and is an extension of his obvious enthusiasm for the baby Austin. Rather than just focus on the history of the car, he has chosen to write a 'real-world' book that is designed to give you a feel for owning one of these cars. To that end he succeeds - it's full of great photographs, plus lots of factual and anecdotal information to inspire and inform. In short, it's a great book and is to be the first in a line of these. The next will be on the Ford Anglia. I can't wait!".

'AUTO EXPRESS' magazine, 4th August 2004 issue: "This is an interesting and thorough account of the UK's original supermini. Kim Henson's enthusiasm is clearly evident".

BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO, 16th July 2004: "It is a tribute to Kim Henson's dedication and efforts that this book has seen the light and it must surely rate as the definitive work for anyone even remotely interested in The Austin A30 or A35".

'UPDATE' magazine (The Guild of Motoring Writers), July 2004 issue: "Many books claim to be the fulfilment of a lifetime's ambition, but perhaps none qualifies for such a comment better than this authoritative 224 page work from prolific technical author Kim Henson. It is designed to appeal to existing owners and those interested in acquiring an A30/A35".

Thanks to the all the reviewers - we much appreciate these independent reviews from the Press.

We're delighted too that comments from those enthusiasts actually buying the book have also been favourable. They include "Superb - a landmark book", "Wow!", and "I've been waiting for years for this volume to be written". Another buyer has just recently telephoned to say "I've read this book all the way through twice now - I just can't put it down!". Well done that man... Please tell all your friends!

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