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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, 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.
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 reconcile 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.