Not my book, but one by Tom Hutley. A fascinating read for anyone interested in the training that London taxi drivers have to take to get licensed. As a former Knowledge Examiner I endorse this as a true and accurate record of what the weird & frightening world of the Knowledge entails!
The book is available from Amazon.
“To become a London black cab driver aspiring students have to undergo a unique and arduous exam process formally known as; The Knowledge, an average study time of 3-5 years.
Join Tom Hutley on his journey from a misguided university graduate to 3 years of mentally capturing and reciting all of London’s; roads, streets, and points of interest, achieving the required standard it takes to become a London cabbie.
“You are not just a taxi driver, you are a professional navigator; you hold the keys to London in your mind and are an expert geographer of the six-mile radius of Charing Cross station. Best of all, this Knowledge belongs to you; No-one can ever take that away from you, and let me tell you, it is incredibly liberating to know the ins and outs of one of the world’s major cities!”
This book will not only demonstrate the best practices to get you through The Knowledge, but give an insight into why so many men and women put themselves through the long and arduous study”.