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on 7 April 2013
I had high hopes that this book would provide some surprises, but even though many of the photographs have never been published before the book lacks a 'wow' factor. Some of the reproductions are also of mediocre quality, with blurred or out of focus images included. However, on the plus side for someone like me, who stared using London buses as an 11 year old in 1976, it did kindle plenty of nostalgic memories, both good and not so good.

Also, the author seems to have a very rose tinted view of the period: comments beneath the photographs are littered with phrases extolling the virtues of London Transport in the 70s and 80s, when those of us who actually had to use the service day after day remember it as a dysfunctional and incompetent organisation. I call it the 'dark ages' of London buses, when timetables meant nothing and 30 minute waits for a supposedly high frequency bus route were commonplace. ((Oh the joys of waiting half an hour at Teddington for a 281 to take me home from school...and when one did eventually turn up it was full, or displaying the dreaded "Twickenham Station" instead of Hounslow...) Today, even though the actual vehicles might not be so interesting, I start to get twitchy if I have to wait more than 5 minutes for a bus!

All in all worth borrowing from a library, but only spend your money if you're an avid bus book collector.
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