Andrew Bartlett was born in Leicester in 1951 and can date his interest in public transport back to the age of four. He worked for the Inland Revenue/HMRC for 38 years, latterly as a management consultant; being based in London, and holidaying in Devon for many years, have provided him with the opportunity to write about buses in places other than Leicestershire. Following early retirement in 2007, he has set crosswords for the Financial Times and the New Statesman, and has become an avid amateur genealogist. He is a member of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, for whom he has undertaken various research projects, and is a regular contributor to its newsletter. Married to Debbie, he lives near Market Harborough.