Great British Bus Journeys: Travels Through Unfamous Places

Great British Bus Journeys: Travels Through Unfamous Places


By (author) David McKie

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 28mm | 348g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843543419
  • ISBN 13: 9781843543411
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 602,753

Product description

"Great British Bus Journeys" travels to Britain's most unfashionable towns (using the least reliable method of transport) and uncovers the nation's secret history. Through the eyes of David McKie, quiet, unassuming streetscapes are transformed into beguiling and eccentric places of interest: from the Forest of Bowland to Bradwell-on-Sea, McKie's tour offers a unique survey of our land, rich with history, legend and personality.

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Author information

David McKie joined the Guardian in 1965. He was deputy editor from 1975 to 1984 and author of the much-loved 'Elsewhere' and 'Smallweed' columns.

Review quote

"'I love this book, I keep dipping into it, and reading bits aloud to my friends, most of whom, alas, haven't been on a bus for years. The loss is theirs, as McKie's highly original publication so brilliantly demonstrates.' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail 'A joyous book.' Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph 'A copy deserves to be placed in every bus station in the land.' Travis Elborough, Guardian 'Mesmerising... the route's circuitous sweep takes in an unexpected panorama of British life and history... a delightful gallimaufry.' Nick Groom, Independent 'Superbly entertaining... something to delight and surprise us at every turn. Whatever other bus you miss, be sure it is not this one.' Simon Heffer, Country Life"