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Brian Sewell votes the Silver Ghost the best car in the world

The waspish critic, who died earlier this year, is also a haunting presence in this paean to Henry Royce and his magnificent creation

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

The Man Who Built the Best Car in the World Brian Sewell

Quartet, pp.59, £11.99, ISBN: 9780704373600

One of the great joys of the late Brian Sewell’s style of writing was his almost child-like bluntness. He had a three-year-old’s lack of tact when it came to saying what he thought of things, be it art or food or life in general.

The fact that he combined such unflinching honesty with intelligence, insight and erudite delivery was what made him one of the great critics.

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