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By John Healy

The biography of a cabbie condensed into a frequently hilarious, celebrity-rich and geographically informative trip throughout London...

John Healy drove a black cab round London for twenty-seven years, assembly a desirable cross-section of individuals, from the wealthy and recognized to the notorious and downright tough. In his autobiography he's taking the reader on an imaginary cab trip round the capital, making a targeted travelogue full of anecdotes in regards to the characters he has met.

His tale is interspersed with fascinating evidence approximately London's fascinating, diversified and sometimes grotesque heritage, and recollects one of the most devastating terrorist atrocities to hit London in fresh times.

Before changing into a cabbie, John labored for two decades as a tv engineer, mending units for celebrities like Hayley Hills, Margaret Thatcher and Lord Lucan. He attracts on those studies, too, and the result's an particular, insider's view of London existence that spans nearly 5 many years.

John Healy was once born in Limerick and raised in County Dublin, yet moved to the united kingdom within the past due 1950’s. He labored as a television engineer, then spent twenty-seven years as a London cabbie. John has formerly released a children's booklet, The Flea and the Cauliflower (Authorhouse, 2008). He lives in Tooting, South West London.

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