Can You Make This Thing Go Faster?


These days, you might know him better as a tractor-driving Gentleman Farmer, but Jeremy Clarkson wasn’t always a horny-handed son of the soil. Not at all. Back in the day Jeremy was far more likely to be found gunning around the world in a haze of burnt rubber and petrol fumes. But life as a globe-trotting petrol-head also meant he was forced to endure more than his fair share of foolishness, frustration, and downright bafflement. And, while Jeremy may not be a patient man, you have to ask why anyone should have to consider issues as diverse and perplexing as: The downsides of relaxing in a bath of crude oil; why fishing is for people who hate their kids; whether there are noise-cancelling headphones with the power to silence James May; why saving the planet means soggy paper straws and no more children; and what to do about the rambler who stole his marrow.

Peek Inside



The hilarious new collection of stories and observations from Jeremy Clarkson – setting our off-kilter world to rights with thigh-slapping wit once again.

Who is that tractor-driving Gentleman Farmer?
Has Jeremy turned into a horny-handed son of the soil?

These and other perplexing questions may or may not be answered in the latest volume of Clarkson’s utterly unbiased musings on life, the universe and everything in between (except cars – this isn’t one of his four-wheel drive books).

Inside you’ll also discover why:
· Bathing in crude oil isn’t for everyone
· People who go fishing hate their kids
· Noise-cancelling headphones will never silence James May
· The rambler who stole his marrow is in for it

Full of fact-checked opinions and ideas so good they’re no longer following the science but chasing it up a tree, Can You Make This Thing Go Faster? is one hundred per cent guaranteed Clarkson . . .

Praise for Clarkson:

‘Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud’
Daily Telegraph

‘Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches’
Time Out

‘Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube’
Evening Standard

Read a sample here

Additional information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.2 cm






xii, 308




828.9202 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K


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