Riding Route 94: An Accidental Journey through the Story of Britain by David McKie - review by Tom Fort

Tom Fort

Busman’s Holiday

Riding Route 94: An Accidental Journey through the Story of Britain

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Anyone curious about what is going on in those parts of the country that never receive any attention from commentators, politicians or policymakers – and who might like to further their understanding of why a majority voted to leave the EU – should read David McKie’s wise, funny and humane account of travels through the unknown Britain in the course of 2015.

To reach the parts most writers cannot be bothered with, McKie came up with a method that will be familiar to admirers of his equally entertaining Great British Bus Journeys. He simply took any bus with the number 94 (allowing himself the occasional extra numeral here and there to avoid

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