Synopses & Reviews
A truly collaborative project, a collection of the distilled wisdom of hundreds of taxi cab passengers "An inch in the right direction is better than a mile in the wrong direction." "If you think your life is bland, then you haven't added enough flavor." "People who live in glass houses should never undress." In September 2009, London cabbie Mark Solomon began asking passengers in the back of his taxi for a random quote or proverb. It started spontaneously, to give him more purpose and direction, but he found that sharing these daily inspirations with others made them feel part of something special too. The project developed into a popular website, and now this pocket-sized book offers the best 400 thoughts for the day, including hundreds not on the website, ranging from the truly philosophical to the downright bizarre.
"It has a fun, accessible design." —Londontopia.com
A collection of nature-themed quotes for those who love fresh air and the great outdoors
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." —John Muir
The farmer allows walkers across the field for free, but the bull charges. —Sign on an Irish gate
Whether you enjoy strolling gently through the hills, admiring trees and flowers, or seeking out native wildlife, your experience of the great outdoors will be enriched with the help of this charming book of country wisdom. With musings on everything from bird watching to wild food foraging, along with thought-provoking quotes to inspire and delight, this book will be a breath of fresh air all the year round!
A practical, pocket-sized miscellany packed with useful advice that will appeal to novice and experienced gardeners"We may think we are nurturing our garden but of course its our garden that is nurturing us." —Jenny Uglow
Plant, water, hoe, and prune all the way to the perfect garden with the help of this handy book of gardening wisdom. With advice on everything from growing vegetables to choosing the perfect plants for the flowerbed, along with thought-provoking quotes to inspire and delight, this book will help keep those green fingers busy all year round!
Quotes, jokes, and advice for the country enthusiast "Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise." George Washington Carver "Now I yearn for one of those old, meandering, dry, uninhabited roads, which lead away from towns . . . " Henry David Thoreau Is your idea of a dirty weekend being knee-deep in mud of the countryside? Whether you were born in a barn or a concrete jungle, celebrate all things rural with this down-to-earth collection of quotes, jokes, and advice for the countryside enthusiast.
About the Author
Mark Solomon has been a licensed London taxi driver since 1999 and writes a regular column for the newspaper Taxi, published every two weeks for the 25,000 cabbies in London. He is the founder of blackcabquotes.com.