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    DescriptionIn December 2005, London lost one its most famous symbols: the Routemaster bus - a bus designed and made in London, by Londoners for Londoners, which was to London what the gondola is to Venice. In terms of postcards, books, films, and cheap souvenirs, and in the eyes of the world, the Routemaster represented the city just as much as Big Ben. It was the last bus to be have conductors as well as drivers, the last bus to ring familiar shouts that are at least a century old: Fares please, Full up inside but room on top, Next stop the British Museum! The last bus, in other words, to be a proper bus. In this fond history, Travis Elborough tells the story of the routemaster's invention, rise and decline, of the people who worked on it, and of the enthusiasts who were mad about it. The streets will never be the same again.

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    The Bus We Loved
    London's Affair with the Routemaster
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Travis Elborough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 176 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862078857
    ISBN 10: 1862078858

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.1
    BIC subject category V2: WGCF
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC22: 629.22233
    Thema V1.0: NHT, WGCF
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Black and White photographs
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    04 September 2006
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    Author Information
    Travis Elborough is a former bookseller and freelance journalist. He reviews for the Guardian, and has contributed to the Sunday Times, Zembla and the Oldie. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    Revised to include the Routemaster's Last Run on 9 December 2005 A London best-seller- over 12,000 copies sold in hardback 'Elborough's book will please bus lovers... as well as cultural historians' Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph 'A charming account of the capital's enduring affair with its favourite piece of transport' Daily Mail 'This quirky book looks at the Routemaster in a completely different way to other publications relating to this iconic bus... a light-hearted read that will amuse as well as tell the story of one of London's best loved buses' Bus Fayre 'Elborough's love for the Routemaster bus and all who travel in her is unbounded' Magnus Mills, The Times