A London Cabbie

A London Cabbie : In a Year of a London Cabbie Everyone Has a Story

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It's a spring morning in Tavistock Square. All around lives large and small are starting their day. Cabbie 42629 sits in his taxi sipping the first cup of tea of the day. He looks at his watch. It is 9.40, time to make for Euston Station and his first pick-up...So begins a charming true story of a year in the life of a London cabbie told through the conversations he has with the passengers travelling in the back of his cab. All human life is here: the loved and lonely, the lucky and unlucky, the happy, the sad, the ordinary folk who make up the bustling life of a big city. All have tales to tell captured here in their own words and through the remarkable photographs the author has taken of them. This gem of a book captures the essence of London and life, leaving the reader uplifted and with a renewed hope in his fellow man. This is the most original and insightful book you'll read all year.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 166 x 218 x 20mm | 539.77g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 220 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752856189
  • 9780752856186

About Mo Mason

The author was a one-time bank clerk, computer operator and garment maker, before taking the Knowledge and becoming cabbie 42629. He has been a London cabbie for twenty-three years.show more

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Coverage for A London Cabbie is on-going thanks to his great performance on the Richard & Judy Show, which has sparked another flurry of interest. 'It has everything - the drivers, the punters, the laughter and the tears. Whoever reads In The Year of a London Cabbie, will understand what it takes to push a cab around London. The author is to be congratulated on the unique way he presents each story and captures the mood in his excellent photography. He has done our trade a great service.'TAXI NEWSPAPER BROADCASTRICHARD & JUDY SHOW, C4 featuring pre-recorded pick-ups in the cab and an interview with Richard and Judy in the back of his cab! Mus was interviewed for FI GLOVER BBCR5 LIVE on 19th June and HEART 106.2 JONO COLEMAN BREAKFAST SHOW read extracts from the book and centred a listener phone-in around the book on publication day. Mus has also been interviewed on BBC LONDON LIVE 'ROBERT ELMS', LBC 'David Preever', XFM Breakfast Show, BBC RADIO LEEDS, NORTHAMPTON, JERSEY, NEWCASTLE, HEREFORD & WORCESTER, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND. PRESSTHE GUARDIAN G2 double-page interview with author Mus.THE TIMES, interview with Mus for 'Human Jungle' column.IRISH EXAMINER full page feature.THE METRO ran an extract fromthe book on the Commuter pageFABRIC magazine - interviewWRITING MAGAZINE - page featureTHE BOOKSELLER - story in Bent's Notes Review coverage in THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, CITY TO CITES, What's On In London and a mention in TIME OUT. Review in GLASGOW EVENING TIMES Widespread coverage in the specialist taxi press. Reviews in TAXI GLOBE (with competition), TAXI (with an article by Mus), CALL SIGN (1st July), TAXI TIMES (with a competition), THE BADGE (June issue), TAXI TALK (with interview), THE CAB DRIVER (July) MQ magazine (freemason publication) will be featuring Mus as 'author of the month' with a reviewin their Sept issue and ABTA magazine have featured a review Turkish/CypriotPress: Kibris, Milliyet and Star TV (Turkish TV station). A Norwegian TV station will be interviewing Mus for a slot on London in the next week.show more

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