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I-SPY: A London Bus

A post today from Diamond Geezer (see link on left) about The Last Routemaster. OMG, it’s a 159! One of my childhood buses. Bet I could still take a virtual ride on it in my head.

And she got on another bus, the very same bus that had taken her daily to and from the school, the number seventeen, a number once endowed with proprietory delight, and still familiar beyond all other familarities...

From Jerusalem the Golden by Margaret Drabble. I wish someone would reprint it; the pages of my copy are almost too brown to read.

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With you about that - so is mine - and the earlier books are so much better than the later books, which I see in charity shops all the time
That particular title is one of my favourite books. I also like the early books best.
Aww. They took those buses off the road in Dublin back in the 1970s (I can just remember them, in their black-and-cream livery). It's been a sort of soothing background thing to know they still existed in London. Sigh.
Aren't they nice? I hate those bendy buses; they just don't look like London.