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About Lindholm Forres Publishing

Lindholm Forres Books grew from the interests of two collectors. Olga Driver, a lawyer, who also has a passion for cookery books and Michael Driver, a designer, who is a collector of toys.

Both Michael and Olga found that their respective collecting interests were not always catered for in the book world. As they had amassed a considerable amount of information through collecting and research they decided to go into print.

They hope that the books by Lindholm Forres will add to the knowledge of existing collectors and will lead to further research to inspire a new generation of collectors.

Lindholm Forres Books are also occasionally able to offer some secondhand cookery books and old toys.



The Toy Jaguar Book

by Michael Driver

The Toy Jaguar Book explores the history of real Jaguar cars through the many toys and models produced by manufacturers throughout the world.  It captures the essence of Jaguar sports cars and saloons in all their shapes and sizes. Included are variations of the E-Type, the XK120, the XJ6 and many, many more models of the Jaguars made over the last eighty years. Many models are covered from tiny plastic Jaguars to large scale accurate models of Jaguars. There are die-cast, tin plate, plastic, white metal and resin models of Jaguars and even ones made in chocolate.

The book contains over 2000 photographs in full colour showing the many variations of these miniature Jaguars and includes archive pictures from Jaguar’s history. There are also lists and details at the back of the book to help identify Jaguar toys and models.


The Jaguar Toy Book is now available from Lindholm Forres Books

Publisher: Lindholm Forres Publishing Ltd

Format: Hardback 324 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9569591-0-2

Price £55.00 (Plus post and packing)



Collecting History – where did all those toys come from?

by Michael Driver and Mike Richardson

‘Collecting History’ brings together the stories, recollections and anecdotes of Michael Driver and Mike Richardson, two lifelong collectors of toys and models. It traces their collecting from early childhood through to their becoming adult collectors and enthusiasts of toys and models. The book is illustrated with period photographs and pictures of a variety of toys and models.

It covers the early post-war days of the 1940s and the first toys to excite their imaginations, the fun of visiting toy shops and buying Dinky Toys and other models. Their childhood games with toys and friends and their growing collections and interest in anything on four wheels.

It recalls life as teenage collectors before the toys were put away and they left home to go to university in Mike’s case and to art college for Michael.

They talk about the first collectors clubs, the origins of swapmeets and the changes that have taken place in toy collecting over many years. Both retell stories about their own collecting and what they found in all their searching for that elusive model for their collections.

It is a world away from the toys of today, but hopefully will fascinate young and old, and inspire a new breed of young collectors.

It is a fascinating trip down memory lane and will for many of us rekindle memories of childhood.


Collecting History – where did all those toys come from?

Publisher: Lindholm Forres Publishing Ltd

ISBN:  978-0-9569591-1-3

Price £18.99 (plus post and packing)


For further details of all Lindholm Forres Books please contact – Michael Driver


Phone:  020 3375 1350


Lindholm Forres Publishing Limited is registered as a limited company in England and Wales under company number: 02348568. Registered Company Address: Cornelius House, 178-180 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DJ

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