|This book was published
in July 2011. It is written in Chinese by Dominic Kung and follows on from his book 'MCW Metrobus', published last year. Fortunately all the photographs have
an English caption and most chapters have a short English introduction. This
book introduces the first Volvo bus in Hong Kong, China
Motor Bus Ailsa B55 (AV1) and includes all types up to the
latest two-axle B9TL (AVBWS1). It also includes coach types such as the B7R, B9R etc...
Like so many Hong Kong publications, it is a great shame that
not in English! As mentioned, the book covers all types of
Volvo buses in Hong Kong, but also gives a brief overview of each type
from around the world. There are plenty of photographs, many from
author, but other older ones, which I believe appear in print for
the first time. These include shots from distinguished Hong Kong bus
photographers TV Runnacles and John Shearman. The quality and
colour of the photographs is better in this book, in my
opinion, than those in the 'KMB and Long Win Fleet Book' published in January 2011.
must always be difficult for an author, with so many photographs
available, to decide how many to include and at what size, but I
believe for this book, Dominic has got just the right
In my opinion, well worth the HK$238, or £19 (approx)!