Val Pirie

Val Pirie was 18 when she started her first proper job, working for the racing driver Stirling Moss as his personal assistant. More than half a century later they remained close friends and business associates, and her book Ciao, Stirling (Biteback) is a glorious romp through the golden age of motor-racing, evoking the glamour of the 1950s and 1960s as well as providing an affectionate portrait of one of Britain’s greatest sporting figures. Film rights optioned.