Trevor May is the grandson of a coachbuilder who worked in Watford and Harrow around 1900. He is a professional historian and former teacher-trainer. Gondolas and Growlers, a study (based on his doctoral thesis) of the London horse-cab trade, was published in 1995. He has written ten other books, including seven other Shire titles.
"Trevor May is an expert on the Victorian era, and he has managed to squeeze more information about horse-drawn cabs in this short book...than I have read before. The images are simply splendid." --Vic Sanborn, Jane Austen's World (November 2009)