Published by Newnes, 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.
Condition: Good+ in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper with fraying at the top corners and the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: In What Every Woman Ought to Know Joyce Wilkins follows up her successful Most Women Do It in a similar light-hearted anecdotal style. In her first book she recalled the joys and pains of learning to drive. Now, with many thousands of miles of driving experience in Great Britain and on the Continent to her credit, she is exceptionally well qualified to advise women drivers on what they ought to know about their cars, how to cope with minor mishaps and also with the occasional attendant skirmishes with the opposite sex!
The book, which is illustrated by the inimitable Russell Brockbank, deals with many aspects of motoring: improved driving in all weathers, at night and on motorways; buying a car and the formalities of licencing and insurance; procedure following an accident; parking offences and anti-theft devices (like leaving a snake in the car); minor repairs, running out of petrol and getting locked out. Joyce Wilkins also describes the Mobil Economy Run in which she took part, her 1,000 mile drive in a day, a continental tour of Italy with a girl-friend, and some of the interesting cars she has driven.
Although it has been written primarily to encourage and instruct the woman driver, What Every Woman Ought to Know will also amuse the non-misogynistic male, who will probably learn something as well even though he may not be prepared to admit it!