Mick Woolletts book is
by far the best book on Norton history. In over 300 pages Woollett
writes about the man and the firm, from the very early beginnings
until the heyday of the Wankel era, 1991. His sources are
ex-employees of Norton, as well as one of James Lansdowne Nortons
daughters, who supplied a lot of previously unpublished photographs
and gave a lot of previously unknown background.
Woollett has definitely done his homework and his work is highly
recommended. If I was to recommend one single book on Nortons
history, this is it.
The book is well
illustrated with black and white photographs, most of them
historical shots, and a lot of them is not the mainstream choice one
finds in every book on Norton. Over 300 pages are complemented with
an index of names which makes it easy to find references to Norton
key personell should one need them.
book was back in print as a paperback and could be ordered from us under publication #JRP072,but
is now sold out again.