Described as 'one of Britain's finest pop culture historians' by The Guardian, Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, broadcaster and cultural commentator for nearly two decades, and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live. His books include a history of London's iconic Routemaster bus, The Bus We Loved (2005) and London Bridge in America- The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing (2013). A Walk in the Park- The Life and Times of a People's Institution was published to great acclaim in 2016, with William Boyd declaring it 'a fascinating, informative, revelatory book'. Our History of the 20th Century- As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters (2017) was hailedby David Kynaston as 'a wonderfully curated collection of intimate diary voices- rich in their variousness, compelling in their impact, and cumulatively giving us a fresh and thought-provoking version of twentieth-century Britain'.
Visionaries, idealists and ordinary citizens speak out in this remarkable, timely anthology... At a time of political uncertainty, the collection demonstrates the importance of speaking truth to power. -- PD Smith * Guardian *