New Books On the Shelf

Raising Dust in the Desert

Recounted by Alan Johnson /

Edited by Simon Warner

Publisher Simon Warner

Year 2019

ISBN 9781916080904

Language English

Binding Softback

Pages 166 pages

Size 15.5cm x 23.3cm

Price £12.50

smwarner@dsl.pipex.com

Raising Dust in the Desert tells the story of Alan Johnson who in April of this year celebrated his 99th birthday. After serving as a merchant seaman for a stint, Alan joined the Royal Corps of Signals and became a special despatch rider for 3rd Formation Signals in the Middle East during World War Two. Introduced to motorcycles at a young age, the book, which is written in first person narrative, recounts Alan’s many adventures from the North Atlantic voyage to his time in the desert. It includes the “very unusual circumstances” which saw him drive home to the UK, along with details of his involvement in founding the famous Bar-None MCC. The book is well illustrated with pictures and maps and includes plenty of interesting stories relating to Alan’s own experiences with motorcycles from the time.

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