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Great British Bus Journeys: Travels Through Unfamous Places Hardcover – 9 Mar 2006

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (9 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843541327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843541325
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 3.7 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,208,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.


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By A Customer on 17 Mar. 2006
This is not a book for bus-spotters. Instead it is for anyone who shares David McKie's passion for fascinating detail, obscure yet startling history, and the sheer variety of this country. There is delight on every page.
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David McKie takes the reader along on his journey across a landscape of tales, turning detective to uncover the hidden histories, stories and legends which lie waiting to be discovered in the backwaters of Great Britain. McKie ties this all together with his witty observations of what he sees around him on his journeys and deliveres not just an entertaining, insightfull read but offers us a whole new way to look at the places which we normally pass through with little thought.
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By Jon D VINE VOICE on 17 Dec. 2008
I finished this book and then started it again. It made me feel incredibly nostalgic for the coutntry of my birth and if I didn't have things like responsibilities I would have set off immediately to follow McKie's path.

The use of language is elegent and vividly descriptive. I particularly like the way McKie weaves history with the landscape and finds some much of interest in what might to many appear rather non-descript towns and villages.

A "must read" for anyone with an ounce of travelling romance left in their souls.
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Very, very good - knowingly fogeyish with some incredibly obscure and fascinating historical material, served with a wonderfully light touch. One slight gripe - it could've used some editing. It's basically too long.
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A wonderful account of bus rides all over Britain. Fascinating information combined with gentle humour. Book of the Decade. If you cant afford it, steal it !
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