I just finished the superb The Subterranean Railway by Christian Wolmar, a thorough history of the London Underground. It looks at both the history of the lines themselves, and their social impact on London. Well worth a read if you have any interest in subways or railroads!
Friday on the tram to work I started Scotland: The Autobiography edited by Rosemary Goring . Very interesting, basically a compilation of short writings from Roman times to the present day, chronicling both the major events in Scottish history, along with the day-to-day lives of the people. Some really great stories, really makes the history come alive.
And finally, up next will be Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield. I got a signed copy from him at the Edinburgh Book Festival last weekend, and I’m looking forward to reading it!