This is a very different book to those published previously on
the DS. The author, Pierre Jammes, is a Frenchman, whose career took a
major change some ten years ago,
which not only involved him leaving France and moving to Asia, but also
parting company with his beloved DS.
However, the DS was not forgotten and throughout his travels he carried
a photo in his wallet and wherever he went this was produced with the
question 'Have you ever seen one of these?'.
The book is a result of the positive answers he received in Japan,
Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China Sri
Lanka and India. These produce stories of local enthusiasts
great lengths and ingenuity to enjoy the experience of owning a DS,
despite the trials and tribulations of doing do so when often little
support was available. The more adventurous also took part in local
rallies with some success.
He discovers stories of DS's owned by Heads of State and French
diplomats, some of which still exist, and tracks down Museums in Japan,
Thailand, Indonesia and China, which have DS's on display. In Tokyo,
where he now lives, he discovers an enthusiast who is also a pastry
chef and makes chocolate DS's.
There are chapters covering dealer adverts in various languages and
appearances in films, TV advertising and motoring magazines.
Of course, while all this was going on Pierre had to have a DS of
and is now the proud owner of a gold 1972 DS21, which is beautifully
photographed in the atmospheric streets of Bangkok.
The hardback 220 x 240mm book runs to 250 pages and has literally
hundreds of high resolution photos supported by explanatory text in
English and French.
It is a labour of love, painstakingly researched over many years,
is beautifully produced and I can highly recommend it to any CitroŽn
It is published by Citrovisie in the Netherlands who specialise in
books relation to CitroŽn and can be purchased via their website www.citrovisie.nl
priced Euro 37.50.