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John Haynes OBE wrote and published his first book, on building an Austin 7 Special, while he was still at school in 1956. He wrote two more 'Special' builders' manuals while doing...Read more

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  • Alcohol Awareness Haynes Manual
    £14.99 ex. VAT

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    By Gaylin Tudhope, Written by a well-known cognitive behavioural therapist, the Haynes Alcohol Manual examines all aspects of the use and abuse of this popular recreational drug. Following the tried and tested Haynes formula, there are...

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  • Baby Haynes Manual
    £14.99 ex. VAT

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    By Dr. Ian Banks. The practical step-by-step manual on baby care, written for men. Covers all stages of infant development from conception to birth and on to 2 years old. Hints, tips and advice from fathers and medical professionals,...

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  • Haynes Man Manual (2nd edition)
    £14.99 ex. VAT

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    Man Manual (2nd edition) , the definitive step-by-step guide to men's health. The first edition of this book became an international best-seller. This new edition, now all in colour, has been revised and updated to take account of...

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  • HGV Man Haynes Manual
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    By Dr Ian Banks. Obesity is threatening to become the biggest single threat to the nation's health. This Haynes Manual offers down-to-earth advice to men on how to achieve and then maintain a healthy weight. The style is as robust and...

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  • In the Cuckoo's Nest?
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    This is a story that has been waiting to be told, answering a wide range of questions about a vanishing landmark of the Bromsgrove skyline. it covers the transformation from Lunatic Asylum to Mental Health Care Unit, told by one who was...

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  • Vespa Scooters Haynes Manual
    £18.99 ex. VAT

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    Covers V9A1 Vespa 90 88cc 1964-79; V9SS1 Vespa 90 Super Sport 88cc 1966-69; V9SS2 Racer 88cc 1971-74; 232L2 123cc 1961-65; VMA1 Vespa 125 121cc 1966-67; VMA2 Primavera 121cc 1967-70; 312L2 Sportique 145cc 1962-65; VBC1 Vespa Super 145cc...

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Haynes Manuals

John Haynes OBE wrote and published his first book, on building an Austin 7 Special, while he was still at school in 1956. He wrote two more 'Special' builders' manuals while doing his National Service in the RAF. The first 'proper' Haynes Owners Workshop Manual, for the Austin Healey ŒFrogeye¹ Sprite, was published in 1965. Based on the stripdown and rebuild of the project vehicle and with extensive use of step-by-step photographs ­ a process that has not changed to this day ­ this manual set the standard for many generations of manuals to follow.

Since Haynes Publishing was founded in 1960, approximately 150 million Haynes Manuals have sold throughout the world, over 1 million in the UK last year alone. There are around 300 UK car manuals in print at present with 130 additional UK motorcycle manual titles - not to mention equivalent ranges in the USA, France and Sweden. 

 

Writing a car manual takes 20 to 30 man-weeks. Authors work in pairs, which shortens the origination time and avoids them going crazy in the middle of long projects. "We buy a car at the beginning of the project and sell it at the end - either to staff or on the open market. The workshop phase lasts approximately four weeks, although we usually keep the car until the manual is about to print in case of last-minute queries." From the start of a project to the publication of the manual usually takes between three and six months. Motorcycle manuals take about two-thirds as long.

Alongside our world famous car and motorcycle manuals, Haynes also publish a huge variety of books on many other motoring, transport, family and DIY related areas including; restoration, motorsport and maritime subjects, aviation, farm tractors, commercial vehicles, motorcycling, cycling, caravanning, camping, home decorating & DIY, health matters and American cars.