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THE SOHO DON
Michael Connor

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, a 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 from power, and finally his pathetic death in 1984.



     


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 ISBN:                978-1-8401859- 9-7
 PRICE:              ON APPLICATION
 FORMAT:           HARDBACK
 EXTENT:            224pp
 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
Michael Connor

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 reconcile her respect of the past and her aspirations for the future.

     


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  ISBN:                978-0-9573107-0-4
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  EXTENT:            236pp
  DIMENSIONS:     134 x 197 mm
  CATEGORY:        FICTION   






 


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

ancient ritual.”

Dr Mark V.         



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