Steve McQueen: a passion for speed

New book charts the life of one of the kings of cool

I don't know many cool people called Steve but Steve McQueen clearly bucked that trend. This new book by Frenchman Frederic Brun is a picture-led biography of McQueen's ventures on two wheels and four, in the movies and on the racetrack.

He was an avid collector of bikes and cars and had a life I reckon most of us would love to lead. Well, for a few moments, you can indulge in that life in this book. Then you can get back to fixing that dripping tap.

RRP: £25