Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield was born in 1960. He is the author of Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Industry, The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, The Wrestling, The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1, Mauve, The Last Journey of William Huskisson, The Error World and the Mass Observation trilogy Our Hidden Lives, Private Battles and We Are At War. Mini: the True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car was published in 2009.

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Mauve is the beguiling story of a man who invented a colour, and in the process transformed the world around him. Before 1856, artificial colour was derived with difficulty and ...

How do you make an object that changes the way people think about travel, a small metal box that inspires huge devotion in those who own it, a car that ...

A funny and startlingly honest memoir about the things we treasure and the mistakes we make - by way of mid-life male obsession, tiny expensive bits of paper and love.

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In 1993, BBC Radio One gained a new controller. Matthew Bannister said he was going to reinvent the station, the most popular in Europe. But things didn't go exactly ...

They used to be huge: huge in girth, huge on television. The Wrestling was once the biggest almost-sport in the country, as stars such as Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Mick ...

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