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THE SOHO DON
The story of a shy south London boy from a respectable family who became a shadowy but powerful figure in Soho, Mayfair and Brighton underworlds. Smartly dressed and well spoken, Billy Howard dominated the London crime scene for 30 years, reign punctuated only by short stays in prison. The Krays said he feared no one and that Howard was the once man they truly respected.
The Soho Don is a gripping account of Howard's violent life and it exposes the links between the vicious gangland bosses the police, the celebrity hothouses of Mayfair clubs, high-class prostitution and international gambling. It portrays his slide fro power and finally, his pathetic death in 1984.
ISBN: 978-1-8401859- 9-7
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DIMENSIONS: 163 x 244 mm
CATEGORY: BIOGRAPHY/TRUE CRIME
"It has the feel of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock... a style and era that I never tired of reading about" The Mirror newspaper.
"Great read..." Chris Tarrant, TV personality.
"I have never started a book that made such an impact... we were innocents in a wicked world" Barry Cryer, writer and comedian
"A good read... not in the normal true crime genre...this is a love story written in the third person" Steve Allen, producer LBC radio
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Romance, a modern, successful young south African woman is saving furiously for the future – but living a day's journey from her village and her husband, tensions build. As the new millennium approaches, she receives unwanted advances from male acquaintances, a visit by her husband becomes problematic, and her young English boss, with whom she has established a uneasy friendship is accused of a heinous crime.
In a social landscape that cultivates fear from threats of violence and death - AIDS, malaria, tsotsi gangsters, Romance is conflicted by the traditional rites of the past still practised throughout her country. These emerge as a personal horror she is forced to face when attempting to reconciled her respect of the past and her aspirations for the future.
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DIMENSIONS: 134 x 197 mm
“It is powerfully illustrated with a convincingly realistic and thrilling story.” 4 star review - amazon
“Very well written and an absorbing novel, could not put it down!! One cannot help but be completely
taken by the story and characters.” 5 star review - amazon
“Just finished reading it .... Wow, heavy! Cleansing .... never knew of its existence , so it's good you're
letting the world know about it...Great read ...Very enjoyable and now have insight into a horrendous
Dr Mark V.