Abstracts of Black Cab Lore by Sean Farrell
For four hundred years London taxi drivers have served the capital, the vehicles may have evolved but the driver has remained pretty much the same. But who were the men (and later women) who drove those cabs? London’s taxi drivers are continually voted the best in the world, each one of them having gone through the infamous test, ‘The Knowledge’, but very little is known about those who got us where we are today. Now, the history of the trade from the driver’s perspective is told for the first time, this huge tome contains hundreds of stories, compiled from a variety of sources, give a more intimate perspective than has ever been seen before.