UK: BLUE CHIP ANARCHISTS.

UK: BLUE CHIP ANARCHISTS. - With just over a thousand copies sold it's not quite a bestseller and, no, you won't find it advertised in the press or in your local bookshop but Frank Walker's A Business Driver's Survival Handbook has found an audience - al

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

With just over a thousand copies sold it's not quite a bestseller and, no, you won't find it advertised in the press or in your local bookshop but Frank Walker's A Business Driver's Survival Handbook has found an audience - albeit of an illicit sort.

'A few years ago only anarchists would have bought this book,' claims publisher Richard Fox. Now, he says, it is bought by the growing number of business drivers who, disgruntled by what they see as increasingly draconian motoring legislation, have sought to take the law into their own hands and drive with impunity. It is here that the book claims to help them out, providing a series of tips on how to avoid speed traps, recognise unmarked police cars and use an additional driving licence to avoid conviction - everything, in fact, that a besuited anarchist could wish to know. If these fail, it also thoughtfully includes a guide to 'who's who in court'. Fox reassures the nervous potential purchaser that the book is despatched in a plain cover and the 'confidentiality and privacy' of the buyer is respected. He also claims a 'cult following' but, other than noting that 'managers from several blue chip companies' have ordered copies, will not be drawn.

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