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by Simon Garner
This work offers an insight into the world of the black cab driver. The vehicles are design classics and the raconteur-chauffers belong to a profession with a history stretching back over 500 years. They boast their own union, newspapers, cafes, car-washes and vocabulary. In this book, photographs are combined with facts, quotes, jokes and anecdotes from the drivers.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 25th 2008 by Frances Lincoln
(first published July 12th 2006)
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Simon Garner (BA, MA, Barrister at Law) studied English Literature and Philosophy in London and Sussex. He worked as an English teacher in Germany before returning to London to train as a barrister. He is a passionate advocate of urban living, he regards the café as the second highest achievement of civilization (after the Routemaster bus). He lives in London and is addicted to caffeine.More about Simon Garner...