A-Z of British Bus Bodies, by James Taylor
Book published by Crowood in 2013, 192 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N5469)
Brand New Book
From the inside front fly leaf: This book sets out to offer a first port of call for anyone with an interest in those who built bus and coach bodies in Britain and Ireland between 1919 and 1975. From charabanc to service bus, from luxury coach to municipal double-decker, the sheer variety of public service vehicle (PSV) bodies is astonishing.
Most of the book is thus taken up with an immensly detailed alphabetical listing of British bus body builders between 1919-1975, and it covers the well-known larger companies as well as the small local companies and manufracturers. The book is illustrated throughout with period and modern images, including contemporary advertising material, and it includes a substantial introduction looking at operators of the period, the body building process and the development of bus body building throughout the period