Joe Moran On Roads

ISBN 13: 9781846680601

On Roads

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9781846680601: On Roads

In this highly original slice of post-war history, Joe Moran explores how the British have built, mapped and driven the roads that we all use but rarely stop to think about.

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About the Author:

Joe Moran is a Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. He writes regularly for the Guardian, New Statesman and FT, and has been tipped by the Times Higher as one of the bestselling academics of the future. He is the author of Queuing for Beginners [9781861978417], and according to David Kynaston is 'single-handedly transforming the history of everyday life in modern Britain'.


Every page contains something enthralling or bizarre or funny or perceptive ... Moran has the poet's ability to finds the remarkable in the commonplace ... a beautiful little book: an argument, if ever there was one, for staying home this summer, finding the nearest traffic jam and enjoying it. -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday, ***** * A beauftifully-written, quiet masterpiece ... Moran's genius is to show us what was right in front of us all along' -- Bee Wilson * Sunday Times * Terrific ... he takes numerous diversions into subjects that really shouldn't be interesting, but which he makes fascinating. -- Robert Macfarlane * Guardian * In this book Joe Moran maps the fascinating history of British roads... -- Charlotte Vowden * Daily Express * A stylish and witty analysis of Britain's maze-like road system. They are cultural artefacts as much as a means of transport; they are too a kind of parallel universe. -- Philip Womack * Sunday Telegraph * Anyone who likes Bill Bryson will love Joe Moran -- I think he may even be eclipsing's a terrific book. -- Joel Morris * BBC 6 Music * Quiet, considered and oddly gripping. -- Chris Moss * Time Out *

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