Armed with a bus pass and supported by a relay team of equally eccentric and badly behaved companions Stuart Campbell follows the bus routes that Dr Johnson and Boswell would have used had they delayed their journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by 238 years. The narrative, strikingly illustrated by Colin Milne, includes an astonishing set of previously unpublished love letters from Boswell’s servant, Joseph Ritter, to his master’s long-suffering wife, Margaret.

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"I did most of this journey in boat with Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O'Brien. This book is much more fun!"

Rory McGrath

Title: Boswell's Bus Pass
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Published by: Sandstone Press
Release Date: 27/06/2011
Pages: 240
ASIN: 190520762X
ISBN13: 9781905207626