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Passion for speed : the daring life of Mildred, the Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce

Author: Paul Smiddy
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a charismatic woman who defied the conventions of her time, and loved living life in the fast lane.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smiddy, Paul.
Passion for speed : the daring life of Mildred, the Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce.
Gloucestershire, [England] : The History Press, ©2017
approximately 195 pages
Named Person: Victor Bruce, Mrs.; Victor Bruce, Mrs.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Smiddy
ISBN: 9780750985307 0750985305
OCLC Number: 1001251164
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Polly Vacher; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Living the Novel: Rescue from the Brigands; 2 Petre and Williams: A Potent Genetic Cocktail; 3 Pressures of an Edwardian Girlhood; 4 Finding a Lover in Post-War England; 5 The Need for Speed: Edwardian Motoring, Brooklands and Meeting Victor; 6 Victor: Family and Fame; 7 Monte and Marriage; 8 No Housewife this: Montlhéry and Breaking Motoring Records; 9 Woman on a Mission: Fairy Tale and Fact; 10 Departing England: Doing her Bit; 11 Plenty of Sweat; 12 Onwards to Japan; 13 A Stout-Hearted Lady. 14 The Last Lap15 Arrival and Adulation; 16 Stars in the Sky; 17 Mildred, the Entrepreneur; 18 The Restless Soul; 19 More Pain for Mildred: an Eventful war; 20 Epilogue; Appendix 1: Mildred's Motor-Racing Career; Appendix 2: The History of the Blackburn Bluebird; Notes and References; Sources; Picture Sections.
Responsibility: Paul Smiddy.

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