David McKie

David McKie is a former political reporter, deputy editor, chief leaderwriter and columnist (‘Elsewhere’ and ‘Smallweed’) for the Guardian. Born in London, he grew up in London and Leeds, read history at Oxford and started in newspapers with the Oxford Mail. After the Guardian, he turned to writing books, which have included Jabez: the Rise and Fall of a Victorian Rogue (shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award); Great British Bus Journeys; and McKie’s Gazetteer.

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Riding Route 94

An Accidental Journey through the Story of Britain

"A potted history of everywhere [David McKie] goes, with some reflective observations about how things were and how they ought to be, and a few jokes thrown in." - Tribune