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The London Cabbie: A Life's Knowledge- Alf Townsend

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Title: The London Cabbie: A Life's Knowledge

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The London Cabbie: A Life's Knowledge
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Forty years ago Alf Townsend passed The Knowledge after 14,000 miles on a moped round central London. Since then he has covered millions of miles in his taxi. This book includes a selection of his extraordinary and hilarious tales of everyday life as a cabbie, in which we meet Mr. Whippy and Violent Pete, Bread Roll Mick and the Motorway Mouse, Claude the Bastard and the mysterious Mr. X. Alf also examines the history of cab-driving in the capital including the variety of taxis that have been used and even tries to shed some light on the most ancient and obscure Hackney Carriage laws that are still on the statute book. (Do you know why a taxi is so tall? So a passenger can get on board wearing a top hat: it s true...) Concluding with a look at the seamy side of night work, the rise and the rise of the mini-cab, and what the future may hold for the London cabbie, Alf Townsend s book will be entertaining reading for all Londoners, and anyone else who has travelled in the back of a black cab.

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