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Entertaining but out of date
on 10 October 2007
This 2007 edition is a reprint of the 2003 book. And it shows. The first half of the book is mainly made up of stories from the past and they are great: interesting and entertaining. The second half deals with contemporary issues: also interesting, but out of date.
I bought, what I thought was a new book and the references to the "proposed" Terminal 5 and "expected" licensing of mini-cabs were confusing until I checked the copyright page. It wouldn't have taken a lot for a decent editor to have checked this and to have brought the book up-to-date. Even an author's addendum would have been appreciated.
Generally the anecdotes and stories are amusing although I've heard some before and they sound like urban myths! Parts of the book are a cabbie's rant but that is too be expected and in my opinion there is nothing like a good rant.