The View From The Cab.

The view from the cab
Many moons ago, the back seat in a London Taxi used to be covered in a black shiny vinyl that became more and more polished as more people rode in that cab and, this was long before seat-belts were fitted. When I first started to drive a cab, I hired one that had such a bench seat. One day there was an elderly, slight lady sitting in the back when I turned right into a corner. I watched her slide bolt upright, expressionless, from the nearside to the offside in the rear-view mirror. She never passed a comment, although I expected one, and all I could imagine was that she had become accustomed to this excitement.


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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