Synopses & Reviews
The red double decker bus is one of the enduring images of London. Although now increasingly replaced by modern bendy buses, the classic rear-entrance double-decker still appears on postcards, keyrings, t-shirts and other tourist souvenirs. Successor to the horse-drawn London buses of the nineteenth century, the B-type double-decker first appeared in the Edwardian period, and was the first in a classic line of London motorbuses. Take a trip back in time to explore the story of the London bus, from horse-drawn to bendy bus. With special attention paid to the much-loved double-decker, the author discusses bus design, manufacture and operation, plus the work of drivers and conductors, making this the perfect celebration of the best-loved bus in the world.
About the Author
James Taylor is the author of dozens of books and articles on motoring subjects. He grew up during the era of the classic London bus, and has been interested in the history of London's transport all his life.
Table of Contents
is a Londoner born and bred, and has been fascinated by the capital's buses since the late 1950s. He is a professional motoring writer, and was delighted to extend his expertise to cover a favorite subject in this book for Shire.