Complaining about public transport is a typical British pastime. And the buses usually get it in the neck the most!
But this wonderfully entertaining book will restore your faith in this gentle way of travelling. Britain has a fine network of local bus routes which can take you from coastal and mountain landscapes to gritty industrial towns and unsung suburbs.
This book gives four dozen writers the chance to retrace their steps on their favourite journeys. Its is an excellent book to read on a bus and will help you discover more about Britain and the fun of hopping on and off!
Bus Pass Britain Rides Again: More of the Nation’s Favourite Bus Journeys, edited by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries, £14.99, www.bradtguides.com