Stuart Haining’s highly amusing – and really informative – books on his adventures with interesting cars started with “My Other Car’s an Aston Martin”, which was followed by “After the Supercar”. In this his latest book, he gets to grips with why he should buy an Alfa Romeo, which, as he rightly says, has become a marque with more baggage than a fully loaded Boeing 747. Fascinated by how cars represent their country stereotypes, he examines a really interesting new Alfa – with its combination of brio, joy in life – and pure pleasure. And all with that wry sense of humour. And finally – there’s a twist in the tale – and that will come as a complete surprise.