Search - List of Books by L. J. K. Setright

Leonard John Kensell Setright (10 August 1931 – 7 September 2005) was an English motoring journalist and author.

Born of Australian parents in London, his father Henry Roy Setright, was an engineer who invented the Setright ticket machine used on buses and trams. Setright studied Law at the University of London and practised for a time but hated the profession. His National Service was served in the Royal Air Force as an air traffic controller.

After writing for the engineering magazine Machine Age in the early 1960s, Setright became a motoring journalist and author. He contributed to CAR Magazine for more than 30 years and wrote several books on cars and automotive engineering. Setright often espoused the virtues of Bristol cars and the Honda Prelude, amongst other things, while holding a consistent dislike for diesel-powered cars. His writing style polarised readers as some considered it to be pompous and containing excessively esoteric quotes. He also wrote about music, motorcycles and high-fidelity sound systems, and contributed to among others Punch, The Independent, Bike and Car and Driver.

He was also known for his love of smoking tobacco, in particular of Sobranie Black Russians.

Setright was a scholar of Judaism and a practising Jew throughout his life.Married twice, his first wife Christine committed suicide in 1980. After this he spent some time in a Lubavitch community in Texas, later returning to the UK. He succumbed to cancer in 2005.

List of Works   more

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "L. J. K. Setright", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 16
Drive On A Social History Of The Motor Car
2004 - Drive on a Social History of the Motor Car (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862076983
ISBN-10: 1862076987

Drive on A Social History of the Motor Car
2004 - Drive on a Social History of the Motor Car (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781862076280
ISBN-10: 1862076286
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction

The power to fly The development of the piston engine in aviation
Twistgrip a motor cycling anthology
Twistgrip a Motor Cycling Anthology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780047960314
ISBN-10: 0047960310

Ferrari [Ballantine's illustrated history of the car, marque book no. 5] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780345023438
ISBN-10: 0345023439
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Rolls-royce [Ballantine's illustrated history of the car: marque book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345023865
ISBN-10: 0345023862
Genre: Nonfiction

The Grand Prix 1906 to 1972
The Grand Prix 1906 to 1972 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393086805
ISBN-10: 0393086801

The designers Great automobiles and the men who made them
The Designers Great Automobiles and the Men Who Made Them (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780695805845
ISBN-10: 0695805843
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

With Flying Colours the Pirelli Album of Motor Sport (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780712621564
ISBN-10: 0712621563

The Guinness book of motorcycling facts and feats
The Guinness Book of Motorcycling Facts and Feats (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780806992327
ISBN-10: 0806992328
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Bahnstormer The Story of BMW Motorcycles
Some Unusual Engines
Some Unusual Engines (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780852982082
ISBN-10: 0852982089
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

Bristol cars and engines
Bristol Cars and Engines (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780900549229
ISBN-10: 090054922X

Mini The Design Icon of a Generation
Mini the Design Icon of a Generation (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781852278151
ISBN-10: 1852278153
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math

Mercedes-Benz Sl  Slc
Mercedes-benz Sl Slc [Osprey Expert Histories] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781855328808
ISBN-10: 1855328801
Genre: Engineering & Transportation