My second book, The Girls' Car Handbook published by Simon and Schuster came out in August 2009. Here's a collection of reviews.
The Evening Standard, motoring editor David Williams
It's a guide to pretty much everything the novice female – or male, come to that – will ever need to know about motoring. Written in a clear, commonsense but very readable style it is crammed with useful information and really rather good.
Ian Collins, Talksport, 'The Car Guys' programme
Very informative and funny!
What Car? editor Steve Fowler
The Girls' Car Handbook is a handy book for blokes too!
Honest John, The Daily Telegraph
I thought it was very good!
Southern Daily Echo, motoring writer Alyson Marlow
The Girls' Car Handbook is easy to dip in and out of, depending on what you need to learn. With a stylish chicklit cover, it wouldn't look out of place being read by the pool – but instead of promising Mr Right, it offers a new route to female independence on the road! This could be the best £7.99 you spend on motoring.
Chester Standard, motoring editor Terry Davies
The Girls' Car Handbook is an absolute MUST for the glove compartment of a lady's car because it's crammed with everything they need to know about it. It's jolly good advice and money well spent!
Tired of getting ripped off by mechanics and car dealers? Sick of phoning your dad for something as simple as changing a tyre? It's time for us girls to take control and this little gem of a book is the solution. Buy copies for your friends too!
Drawing on expert advice Guild of Motoring Writers member Maria McCarthy reveals everything there is to know about cars and driving. It includes tips on everything from how to avoid getting ripped off at the garage to what to do when your car breaks down.