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The Maintenance of Headway

Maintenance Of Headway - Magnus Mills This is a little gem of a book. A wryly humorous, gently satirical - and slightly ethereal - portrayal of the bus driver's art of timing their journeys so as to avoid being late by, say, having to stop to pick up too many passengers...and the ensuing cat-and-mouse game between them and the inspectors trying to maintain a regular gap between buses. "If we're late the people don't like it. If we're early the officials don't like it. And if we're on time we don't like it." Arguably the perfect book to read while sitting on a bus (if you can manage to catch one).