The London Taxi
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The London Taxi

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The iconic London Taxi is the only vehicle in the world to be specifically designed for hire work in cities, and since its introduction a great variety of taxis have travelled the streets of the capital. Illustrated throughout with many black and white photographs, "The London Taxi" follows the development of the taxi, painting an image of the changing lifestyles of Londoners through the context of the growing cab trade and the many different styles of taxi that have served the people of London.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 144.78 x 203.2 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 52 B/W, 42 COLOR
  • 0747806926
  • 9780747806929
  • 1,007,550

About G.N. Georgano

Nick Georgano was born in London in 1932 and became a schoolmaster, during which time he produced the third edition of The World's Automobiles by G.R. Doyle and wrote a companion volume, The World's Commercial Vehicles. In 1966 he became a full-time writer and editor and in 1968 his major work, The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars was published. He has also edited other encyclopedias on motor sport and commercial vehicles and has written many other books on aspects of the history of motor vehicles including The Bentley, Electric Vehicles and The Humber in this series. He was Head Librarian at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and is a member of the Museum's Advisory Council.Bill Munro is a writer and taxi driver. He has written several books, including a history of the London taxi, and studies of Jeep and Humvee.
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Review quote

Few cars are more iconic than the London taxi, the only one in the world purpose-built for city work. This album shows the development up to the postwar era. In addition to being a writer, Munro is a taxi driver too. Two refs to WO... if you still don't know Shire Books, you don't know what you're missing. These small books pack a wallop of information into their few pages! "Rolls Royce Owners' Club, Inc (December 2009)"" "Few cars are more iconic than the London taxi, the only one in the world purpose-built for city work. This album shows the development up to the postwar era. In addition to being a writer, Munro is a taxi driver too. Two refs to WO... if you still don't know Shire Books, you don't know what you're missing. These small books pack a wallop of information into their few pages!" --Rolls Royce Owners' Club, Inc (December 2009) "Few cars are more iconic than the London taxi, the only one in the world purpose-built for city work. This album shows the development up to the postwar era. In addition to being a writer, Munro is a taxi driver too. Two refs to WO... if you still don't know Shire Books, you don't know what you're missing. These small books pack a wallop of information into their few pages!" -Rolls Royce Owners' Club, Inc(December 2009)"
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Table of contents

Introduction
Mr. Bersey's Electric Car
The Edwardian Era
The 1920s
The 1930s
The Second World War
The 1940s and 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s and 1980s
The 1990s and Beyond
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index
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