Arts > All aboard for Britain: Will Self's 1,000-mile bus ride

01 February 2018 | by D.J. Taylor

All aboard for Britain: Will Self's 1,000-mile bus ride


The data brought back by the scenic traveller, Will Self assured us at the start of this engaging 10-parter (29 January; continues to 9 February), was dependent on the means of transport. Stevenson had gone by donkey. Daniel Defoe had his horse. Self’s 1,000-mile trip “the length and breadth of Britain” would, on the other hand, be accomplished by bus. In prospect, or so we inferred, lay a vista of steamed-up windows, wayside caffs and the people who gathered inside them.


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