Taxi Jubilee
London Taxis:
a full history
by Bill Munro

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Taxi Jubilee
Taxi Jubilee
by Bill Munro

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Taxi Jubilee
An Italian Home – Settling by Lake Como
by Paul Wright

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Welcome to Earlswood Press

We are an independent publishing company, based in Surrey, England and we specialise in books related to the London taxi and the London cab trade, including:

Titles in this series to be published later in the year include:

We also publish life stories, including

Titles in this series to be published later in the year include:

Unique to Earlswood Press, under our other imprint, Gatton books:

What's new for 2014

Dairy Cows and Duck Races - A Northumbrian Farmer Remembers

Philip Dixon

Dairy Cows and Duck Races

If all you ever wanted to do in life was to be a farmer, nothing will stop you - not even losing the use of one of your arms!
In this heart-warming tale, former Northumbrian farmer Philip Dixon recounts the story of how he began farming at the age of seventeen, at last acquiring his own farm a decade later.
He tells also of his venture into the wholesale dairy business, the dirty tricks his competitors used to kill off his company and how runnning a farm and personal happiness don't always go hand in hand

216 pages paperback, RRP £9.99 plus p + p

ISBN 978-0-9574754-1-0

Publication date May 28 2014 - ebook version to be published in all formats at the same time

Pre-order now for a special on line deal -
INCLUSIVE OF POSTAGE: UK £10.00 Europe £12 Rest of the World £14.00

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London Taxis – a Full History second edition

Bill Munro

London Taxis: a full history

London’s taxis are famous around the world, as much a part of the capital as the red buses, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Their story is a long and fascinating one, with constant challenges to the makers, owners and dealers

As in the original edition, this acclaimed book tells the story of the London taxi in detail, from 1897, when the capital’s first horseless cab, the Bersey, appeared, right up to the present day,. The book recounts the history of every major model and every known minor make, as well as the prototypes that never made it into production and all the political and legal manouevring and the troubles in the British motor industry that shaped that history

  • The takeover of The London Taxi Company by the Chinese auto maker, Geely
  • The announcement of the new Nissan NV200 and Metrocab
  • Pictures and details of new concept vehicles from The London Taxi Company and the Turkish auto maker, Karsan

256 pages 189mm x 246mm paperback, black and white, RRP £17.

ISBN 978-0-9574754-2-7

Special on line prices INCLUSIVE OF POSTAGE:
UK £18.00 Europe £22 Rest of the World £24

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An Italian Village - a perspective on life beside Lake Como

Paul Wright

An Italian Village

In this, the sequel to our best-selling title, 'An Italian Home', artist Paul Wright has moved along the coast to the sleepy village of Argegno, where he has integrated as much into the local community as he had in Moltrasio. With his typical Liverpudlian sense of humour, he gives us his take on the northern Italian lifestyle and the Italian male.

256 pages 198mm x 126mm Portrait paperback, price £8.99

ISBN 9780957475465

Publication date October 1 2014

Checker, the All American Taxi

Ben Merkel

Checker, the All American Taxi

Nothing says 'American taxi' like the Checker. Even though the last examples went out of service many years ago, the Checker A11 is still regarded as the archetypal American cab. In this full-colour book, Checker collector and aficionado Ben Merkel presents a pictorial history of the life and times of this world famous vehicle

112 pages 189mm x 248mm Portrait, full colour, illustrated throughout, price £19.99

ISBN 9780957475472

Publication date October 1 2014

London Taxis in Camera

Bill Munro

London Taxis in camera

The long-awaited companion volume to London Taxis – a Full History, featuring:

  • Archive photographs and illustrations, most of which have not been published before
  • Photographs of preserved London taxis
  • Brief histories of each period
  • Accurate, entertaining informative captions
  • Fascinating snippets of information about the London cab trade and its history

Sumptuously produced in full colour throughout, this is an ideal book for anyone who wants an introduction to the subject, and a superb gift

120 pages 189mm x 246mm paperback, full colour, RRP £19.99

ISBN 9780957475458

Publication date October 1 2014

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