The English firm Napier was, in their time a prominent British manufacturer on a level with Rolls Royce.
This is an autobiography, with engines, rather than a dry technical history.
A true account of engineers, written by an engineer. In 1928, at just 8 years old, Bryan Boyle had already decided his future: he would become a designer of engines and work for D. Napier & Son Ltd. In 1935 Bryan Boyle started in the firm as a junior draughtsman with the intention of becoming chief engineer. In his 220 page vigorous autobiography he recounts many stories and much history about the fate of this company, rich in tradition.