One of the joys of a resolute Christian Faith is the presence of God's goodness as a gracious gift. Things may be tough in our broken world, but every day the fbb's are privileged to feel his power and his presence in their lives. No gift is more gratefully given and gratefully received than the undeserved Love of God.
But that doesn't mean that humble, earthly kindnesses are any the less appreciated.
So it was also a great delight when a large flat package arrived at fbb mansions. Its contents ...
What makes the book doubly attractive is that it reveals a microcosm of the bus industry from the 1960s to the present day. Some of the chapter heading track the progress (not a good word) of the industry.
It begins with Thomas Tilling. By the time Keith begins his tale this huge national group of companies was firmly in the hands of the UK government as was the other "biggie", BET - The Briitish Electric Traction group. North Devon was all Tilling but nearby was Devon General, part pf BET.
Also, of course, there was the invasion of the minibus.