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Maria McCarthy is a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers and author of The Girls' Guide to Losing Your L Plates – How to Pass Your Driving Test and The Girls' Car Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Life on the Road, both published by Simon and Schuster.

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She also lectures in freelance journalism at Bristol University and on the Motoring Journalism course at Cardiff University.

Her books and articles have featured in a wide range of national newspapers, magazines and websites including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Express, The Evening Standard, Metro, MSN Cars,, Closer, Company, Look, Woman and Home, Good Ho...

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“Maria is lively, reliable and very well-informed on motoring issues. We love having her on the show.”

- Annie Martin, producer, BBC Radio Wiltshire

“What Maria McCarthy doesn't know about the driving test isn't worth knowing.”

- Charlie Crocker, presenter, Radio Solent

“Maria was brilliant and the feedback from some of the radio stations was really positive as well.”

- Churchill Insurance

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