Ebury Spotlight will publish Guy Martin's fifth memoir Dead Men Don’t Tell Tales on 28th October 2021.
Martin is a former motorcycle racer, heavy vehicle mechanic and television presenter. Dead Men Don’t Tell Tales is his fifth memoir, following Guy Martin: My Autobiography (2014), Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead (2015), Guy Martin: Worms to Catch (2016) and We Need to Weaken the Mixture (2018).
The synopsis reads: "Guy Martin can’t sit still. He has to keep pushing – himself and whatever machine he is piloting – to the extreme. He’s a doer, not a talker. As you’ll discover in this phenomenal memoir, that applies whether he is competing in a self-supported, 750-mile mountain-bike race across Arizona, or trying to reach 300mph in a standing mile on the 800-horsepower motorbike he built in his shed. And during his TV adventures, travelling through Japan, winning records for the world’s fastest tractor, discovering the toil and sacrifice of the D-Day landings and trying to cut the mustard as a Battle of Britain pilot. Oh, and he’s still getting up at 5am to work on trucks in for service or to be out on his tractor, working the Lincolnshire land he’s always called home. We’re here for a good time, not a long time. To Guy, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth dying for."
Martin said: "Transits, tractors, takumis and trying to do 300mph. I’ve been keeping busy and doing my best to stay alive to tell the tale."
Lorna Russell, senior editorial director, bought world all language rights from Andy Spellman at Guy Martin Proper Ltd. She commented: "This million-selling truck fitter makes the rest of us look like we are in slow motion. Guy Martin is a one-off marvel."