Belfast Taxi (BOK)

Lee Henry

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Based on interviews with over thirty taxi drivers from across Belfast, and told largely in their own words, Belfast Taxi tells the real-life stories of the Belfast taxi drivers who kept driving through the Troubles. The author has gathered stories from men and women of all ages: Gerry who loves classical music and prides himself on introducing the drunken hordes to Tchaikovsky on a Saturday night. Billy Scott with a degree in sociology and Northern Ireland's first registered Blue Badge taxi tour guide. Tom who was shot through the shoulder during an attempted carjacking in the 1980s. And Fionola, the only female driver in her depot, and champion arm wrestler for the third year running. A factual mix of tragic personal testimonies, anecdotes, tall stories and philosophical musings, the book will act as a social history of Belfast from the late 1960s through to the present, told by the men and women who know the city best. A lively and insightful book that showcases the energy and spirit of the taxi drivers who can find the funny in the most trying of circumstances. An entertaining exploration of the working lives of taxi drivers in Belfast.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Lee Henry
ISBN 9780856408885
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 181 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Road & motor vehicles: general interest