British Post-War Airliners - A History of Commercial Aircraft 1945-2000
From renowned aviation historian Arthur Ord-Hume, this book charts the history of British built commercial aircraft from the end of WW11 up to the Millennium, in very readable fashion.
With 200 quality B&W photographs of aircraft, the bulk of which are no more, this is a hymn in praise of the British aircraft industry both at its peak and during its steady decline. 172 page paperback.
See also: 'British Post War Airliners - An A to Z of UK Aircraft 1945-2000', which looks at the subject by all the manufacturers active in the period, detailing all their aircraft, as well as unbuilt projects.