Julian Parish

Creator of the Essential Guides

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Julian Parish

A lifelong motoring enthusiast, Julian has lived in both the UK and France and has driven more than half a million miles throughout Europe and North America.  After a career in book and software publishing, he now spends much of his time writing and translating motoring books and articles, many of them devoted to the pleasures of driving on the Continent.  He has also written on makes including Mazda, Mercedes, MG and Volvo.  Julian is a member of both the Guild of Motoring Writers and the Institute of Advanced Motorists in the UK.

An interview with Julian

Julian talks us through how and why he created the France guide with Veloce Publishing …

Julian introduces The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

Julian Parish talks you through The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe and how it can help you no matter where you're headed in Europe

Julian's books

France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts – NEW EDITION

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Enjoying a special journey across the channel with friends or a club, or looking to include automotive-themed locations in your family holiday?
This guide shows you how to combine them with a gourmet meal, wine tasting at a château – or just relaxing on the beach! Full of practical, clear, easy-to-find information, this is the ideal companion when planning a trip, or as an on-the-road reference book.

The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

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Worried about driving abroad?
With this handy guide, you needn’t be!
This easy to use guide helps you to prepare for your European trip, and check the information you require on the road. With unrivalled coverage, it provides the key facts you need to drive in 50 countries across Europe – as well as general advice to help you deal with the unexpected, no matter where you are!

Mazda RX-8 The Essential Buyer's Guide™

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Don‘t buy a Mazda RX-8 without first buying this book!
Tempted by Mazda’s unique RX-8, but unsure where to start? Having this book in your pocket is just like having a rotary expert by your side. Spot a bad car quickly, and learn how to assess a promising car like a professional. Buy the right car at the right price!

Mercedes-Benz SL R129-series The Essential Buyer's Guide™

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Don’t buy a Mercedes R129 series SL without first buying this book!
Tempted by the effortless performance and surprisingly affordable prices of Mercedes' R129 series SL, but unsure where to start looking? Take this book with you and follow its expert guidance. Choose the right model for your needs, and learn how to assess a promising car like a professional. Buy the right car at the right price!

Mercedes-Benz W123 The Essential Buyer's Guide™

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Don’t buy a Mercedes W123 series without first buying this book!
Looking for the perfect blend of classic Mercedes style and everyday usability? Available as a saloon/sedan, estate/wagon or coupé, the W123 can make a great choice, if you know what to look out for. Follow the helpful guidance in this book to assess a promising car like a professional, and find the right car at the right price!

Mercedes-Benz 190 The Essential Buyer's Guide™

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Don’t buy a Mercedes 190 without first buying this book!
Looking for Mercedes’ legendary build quality in a car you can use every day? The 190 (W201) range offers a unique blend of timeless styling and advanced engineering. But buying any car of this age demands care: follow the helpful guidance in this book to assess a promising car like a professional, and find the right car at the right price!