Welcome to the Earlswood Press Website
and to what is, right now a building site! I'm in the process of bringing the site up to date, to make it easier to navigate, and to reflect what is going on at this one-man operation, where I, Bill Munro, write about and publish obscure and hidden stories from the automotive world.
Titles in progress
I have two titles in progress. The first is a new edition of my first book, Carbodies - the Complete Story. The second is a new book on the history of London taxis. Both will be full-colour hardbacks. I'll be adding more details about them, including separate pages for each title, as time goes by.
Titles in print
I have three titles in print, available at possibly the best prices on the internet (don't take my word for it, because I haven't done an exhaustive search!) If they are not the best prices, I'm sure that you'll find that they are pretty keen, and if you order direct from this site, you can have me sign and dedicate your copy. They are:
Traction for Sale - the Story of Ferguson Formula Four-wheel Drive
Bill Munro and Pat Turner
In a story spanning seven decades, Traction for Sale tells of the efforts made to bring Ferguson full-time four-wheel drive to the mass market: the resistance encountered by Fred Dixon, Harry Ferguson and above all, Tony Rolt, the three men at the head of its concept, development and final global success.
The Ferguson Formula, in its many developments was used in prototypes such as the Ford Mustang and Opel Monza, in specialist conversions like the Schuler Super Ranger, in production vehicles like the AMC Eagle, VW Golf Syncro, Ford Sierra XR4x4 and Lancia Delta Integrale and also in Group B rally cars, including the Ford RS200 and MG Metro 6R4 and race cars like the Matra MS84 and Lotus 56 and 56B turbine cars.
"... stuffed with images that complement a thorough but always readable text ... one surprise after another. An outstanding work" Matt Dixon, deputy editor, Octane magazine
Taxi Jubilee - Fifty Years of the Austin FX4 London Taxi
For over fifty years, the FX4 London taxi was as familiar a sight in Britain’s capital city as Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard. This richly illustrated book tells the story of the FX4 over those five decades and also features technical specifications of every major model.
“Brilliant – I sat down to browse through it and read it one go!” Peter Simpson, editor, Classic Van & Pickup magazine
A5 paperback | 72 pages | full colour
UK cover price £7.99
Website sale price £5.99 + P&P
London Taxis in Camera - a Story in Pictures, Old and New
The London taxi, the classic 'black cab' or 'British cab' is recognised world-wide. This full-colour book depicts the wide range of types and makes, from the Edwardian era and before, to the present day, as well as sharing some stories and dispelling a few myths about the London cab trade along the way.
paperback | 158 pages | 246mm x 189mm | full colour, illustrated throughout
Cover price UK £21.99 USA $29.95 | ISBN 9870993101854
Website sale price £8.99 + P&P!
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If you're a UK resident, contact me and find out how to pay via BACS or good old fashioned cheque.
What's happened to Earlswood Press Biographies?
I ceased commissioning biography titles at the end of 2016 and stopped selling them a year later. Both authors have made their own arrangements in respect of publication of their titles.