Taxi! Never a Dull Day : A Cabbie Remembers, Paperback Book

Taxi! Never a Dull Day : A Cabbie Remembers Paperback



Douglas Findlay takes a trip down memory lane in this hilarious memoir of his time as a cabbie in post-war Edinburgh.

Never one to turn down a fare, he encountered an extraordinary range of colourful characters and ended up in the most bizarre situations.

Meet Charlie the Gangster, Pedro the Pirate, Jo-Jo, Mr Goldbaum and his Housewives' Friend, the gin-slinging Lavender Ladies, as well as Dorah Noyce, Edinburgh's infamous madam, and a representative of the Scottish Republican Army who did all his reconnaissance from the back seat of a black cab.

Throw in assorted quack doctors, sailors, murderers and other desperadoes and the result is a Runyonesque romp through the demi-monde that lurks beneath Edinburgh's genteel facade.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781841588964



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