Fred Dibnah's Made In Britain by David Hall, Corgi, £7.99 (paperback)

WITH less than six months to live, Fred Dibnah achieved his last great ambition to travel around Britain on his restored traction engine in search of our industrial and engineering past.

Told by David Hall, his TV producer and friend, this is a record of his great journey and his heroic efforts to complete it.

It took him from ancient iron foundries and boiler works to small workshops where things today are just as they were 100 years ago.

A tribute to Britain's great industries and a tribute to one man’s sheer guts and determination.