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London cabbie releases magical taxi children’s book

26 Oct 2018


London taxi driver, mum and now author has released the fantastic children’s book “Pops the Magic Taxi”.

The book see’s Joe’s mum drives a black taxi called Pops. But Pops is not like any other taxi: she is magic and can travel back through time! Readers can join Pops, Mum and Joe on their first time-travelling adventure as they rescue a runaway dog at Battersea Power Station.

Fiona Kennedy a cabbie since 2001 was inspired to write the children’s book based around a magical taxi whilst stuck in traffic on Park Lane.

The inspiration around the topic of Battersea Power Station came a few weeks later and Pops was created.

Kennedy said: “I was travelling on a coach to the British Museum for a class visit, when we passed Battersea Power Station. It was a hive of activity, after many years of being vacant it was finally being renovated. I got the children to count the cranes.

“Like a lot of London cabbies, I listen to BBC Radio London. I have heard presenter Jo Good say ‘There’s a book in everyone’ on numerous occasions, but it had never stirred anything inside me before. As soon as I heard her say it, I had a lightbulb moment; everything came together. I had an idea for a book: that was the seed. The location, Battersea – was the earth. Finding out about London’s past – was the water and Jo was the sunshine, something clicked in my head and, a beautiful Poppy grew.”

You can buy the book ready for Christmas by visiting

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