It’s almost here. Due for release October 4th 2007, this is the only Authorised Biography of Formula One Czar Bernie Ecclestone. Written by Susan Watkins, author friend to Bernie for many many years, and wife of Formula One chief doctor and medical officer, Professor Sid
Watkins. Sign up now during the pre-release, and you will be first in line to receive your copy once it is released in October. As usual this is covered by Amazons price guarantee, so there is no risk that it will be released at a lower price than you got.
About Bernie The Fully Authorised Biography
‘I want the book to be open and honest’ –
Bernie Ecclestone. It was his one condition before agreeing to work with Susan Watkins, accomplished biographer and writer – his first, and only, official biography must tell the truth.
The true story behind Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s billionaire boss is even more dramatic than the many myths that have grown up around this extraordinary character. It is the story of a petite, partially-sighted man born with a genius for making money. From an impoverished rural backwater in Suffolk he fought his way to world prominence.The child who got up at five in the morning to deliver newspapers on two separate routes, before collecting the cakes he would resell for a hefty profit in the playground, now entertains kings and keeps prime ministers waiting.
A principal part of Bernie’s success is of course F1 and the Grand Prix tour, which he has shaped into the world’s richest sport. But this is much more than a motorsports biography – it is a business story, an extraordinary life-story, a study of how one man, fired with determination and an undeniable Midas touch became one of the UK’s richest, most powerful and most controversial businessmen.
About the Author
Susan Watkins is a writer and historical biographer. Her previous books have chronicled characters such as Mary Stuart and Jane Austen and it was her close friendship with Bernie that precipitated this major new biography.
She has known Bernie for over twenty years, and is married to Sid Watkins, Formula One’s chief doctor and medical advisor.