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Midland Red Double Deckers

Author : David Harvey
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David Harvey looks at the iconic double-deckers of Midland Red.

Midland Red Coaches

Author : David Harvey
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David Harvey explores the coaches of the iconic Midland Red company.

B E T Group Bus Fleets

Author : Jim Blake
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This book looks at the wonderful variety of buses and coaches operated by British Electric Traction group fleets in the 1960s, featuring previously unpublished photographs from Jim Blake's extensive archives. Not only did these fleets, which served most of England and Wales, have a splendid variety of British-built buses and coaches with chassis manufactured by the likes of AEC, Crossley, Daimler, Dennis, Guy and Leyland – with bodywork by such firms as Park Royal, Weymann, Metro-Cammell, East Lancs, Northern Counties, Roe, Duple, Plaxton, Willowbrook and Leyland again – but they also had an array of distinctive liveries. Many dated back to the early part of the century when the operators first started bus operation. The smart maroon and cream of East Kent, the dark green and cream of Maidstone & District or the light green and cream of Southdown, for example, were supplemented by ornate fleet-names, often in gold lettering. These three fleets were just a few of those that served seaside towns, and will remind readers of holidays they spent in the 1950s and '60s. Sadly, the years covered by this book are the final years of the BET group, which was taken over by the nationalised Transport Holding Company in late 1967, as a prelude to the creation of the National Bus Company, under which the distinctive liveries of the BET group fleets, and even some of the operators themselves, would disappear. The 1960s also saw the demise of many traditional types of bus that these fleets operated, owing to the introduction of rear-engined double-deckers, such as the Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline, as well as the spread of one-man operation. Many of the photographs featured in this book show the older types in their final days – pure nostalgia for the transport enthusiast!

The Commercial Motor

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Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal

Author : David Harvey
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David Harvey explores, with the help of illustrations, what happened to Birmingham buses after withdrawal from service.

In The Pleasure Groove

Author : John Taylor
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With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single 'Planet Earth' right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story - a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction - before turning his life around. Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.

Bus Coach

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Oxfordshire Buses

Author : John Law
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This fascinating selection of photographs gives an insight into Oxfordshire's buses.

Transport World

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Passenger Transport

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NBC

Author : Stewart Jay Brown
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Transport Management

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West Midlands PTE and Its Successors

Author : Andrew Cole
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Andrew Cole offers a range of rare and unpublished images of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive and its successor companies, West Midlands Travel and Travel West Midlands.

In the Pleasure Groove Deluxe

Author : John Taylor
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The deluxe eBook edition of In the Pleasure Groove includes more than 100 additional photos, 8 video clips, and more than 10 audio excerpts, providing an even more complete journey through John Taylor’s life. John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride from the eighties through today, writing about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon. From the disco dazzle of debut single ‘Planet Earth’ right up to their latest number one album, All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It’s been a ride – and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story. A tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John Formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs –hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But there were tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around. Told with humor, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.

West Bromwich Corporation Buses

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A fascinating collection of photographs giving a picture of life in West Bromwich between 1914 and 1983 through the town’s bus fleet.

Notes From A Small Island

Author : Bill Bryson
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In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and ‘Ooh lovely’ at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.

Ribble

Author : Roger Davies
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Ribble Motor Services of Preston became the largest bus operator in the North West of England and one of the largest in the country. The red buses operated most services from Carlisle to south Lancashire. The company began in 1918 and ended in 1988 when it was absorbed into the Stagecoach Group. Prior to that several smaller companies had been swallowed by Ribble, these include Scout and Standerwick. Both Scout and Standerwick had pinned themselves to the Blackpool trade and were never on an equal footing with Ribble. The company headquarters were in Frenchwood, Preston and amongst its prestige services was The Gay Hostess route, X1 from Preston to London. This was set up in the late 1960s to exploit the motorways. The cream double-deckers used on the service had a hostess on-board to serve refreshments, they also had toilets and used the then new Atlanteans. This title builds upon the success of 'Working Days: Midland Red' and explores another of the classic ex-BET companies through the reminiscences of those that worked for the company during the period from the early 1950s through to the mid-1970s. Roger Davies provides some brilliant information about the company and an excellent range of illustrations covering both vehicles and ephemera.

East Yorkshire Motor Services

Author : Bernard Warr
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A lavishly illustrated look at one of the most famous and idiosyncratic bus providers, the East Yorkshire Motor Services.

Buses Yearbook 2008

Author : Stewart J. Brown
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In addition to its main articles, each new edition of Buses Yearbook has a good variety of photo features, and the offerings in the new edition include: Route Branding, Vanishing Municipals, Barnsley in the 1960s, Glasgow Independents since 2000.

The Young Yage

Author : Captain Mayne Reid
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1874 Edition.