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As much a landmark of London as Big Ben, it's no wonder the traditional taxi has become known as the 'London Cab' - even though these taxis are used throughout the UK and all around the world. Here is the complete story of the traditional taxi from hansom cab forebears to the very latest TX1 taxi launched late in 1997. Here, too, is the inside story of the cabbie's life, from acquiring 'the knowledge' to the reality of running a cab on a daily basis. Over 100,000 traditional taxis have been built in the postwar period and, staggeringly, 19,000 are in use in London alone ...
A fascinating book for anybody who uses or drives taxis and a great souvenir of a visit to the UK.
Here is the complete story ... a must for all of us who are interested in cabs. This book makes a great souvenir or gift." - Taxi Globe
"There are plenty of illustrations ... as well as an insight into the life of a cabbie, taking the reader into the world on the other side of the partition." - Classic Car Weekly