Dick & George

by Doug Nye

Two of the best-known names of 1930s British motor racing were Dick Seaman, racing driver, and George Monkhouse, motor racing photographer. As Dick’s racing exploits earned him an unprecedented place in the Third Reich’s Mercedes-Benz racing team, so George Monkhouse elevated motor sports photography into an artform.

Their fascinating private correspondence, preserved for decades by Connie Monkhouse, George’s widow, along with extensive quotes from biographical material, penned immediately post-period by Mrs. Lilian Beattie-Seaman, mother, provide the backbone of this unique Palawan book.

Measuring 290mm x 240mm, the book consists of over 370 pages packed full with text, photographs, captions, letters, postcards, maps and notes. It is limited to 1500 copies over two editions.


“We have had some outstanding books recently and this is one of the finest, even if you need a lectern to read it comfortably (it weighs in at a hefty 6lbs). It will enthral you, though pictures of the crashed car at Spa and funeral will sadden you. Only 1500 copies of Dick & George are to be printed so this is a chance not to be missed.”BILL BODDY MBE, FOUNDER EDITOR OF MOTOR SPORT

“The letters are so beautifully reproduced that you can make out the writing on the other side of the paper on which Dick wrote to George. But this is a lot of history, and a glimpse into a different world.”RICHARD WILLIAMS, THE GUARDIAN