Many years ago I had a conversation with a good friend of mine about the lack of Travel Books concerned with the joys of Bus travel. We came to the conclusion that whilst every Eric and his dog has written about the romance of train travel, there does appear to be a dearth of books about the romance of the long distance bus journey. You’ve gotta ask yourself why this is… unless of course you have traveled long distances by bus…
This particular book has very little to do with travel narratives* and is more of a business/family history probably best evidenced by the author being a (Gary) Driver. How lucky a name is Driver for a family with a bus company, I love it. Flicking through the book it seems to be very business oriented, but it does have enough wonderful photographs and illustrations to keep a bus novice such as myself, entertained and there is the possibility that a bus spotter will consider a book such as this, porn.
"Driver Bus Lines: Transport and Tourism" well and truly falls into the Huc & Gabet “Books of interest” and is the sort of book that I pride myself in having for sale. You wont find a book like this one that easily, although I do hope that any bus enthusiasts out there can find this particular copy easily.
*… actually, nothing at all.