Perhaps not as well written as the book I previously reviewed but with those in an interest in crime (reading rather than committing hopefully), My Manor may be equally as interesting.
Charlie Richardson was no mug in the first place but years of prison based education has made him more verbose ... Read review
2007 boxset of 5 real-life crime books published by Pan Books, RRP £35.95, ISBN ... more
978-0-330-455138. Included are Freddie Foreman and Tony Lambrianou's 'Getting It Straight: Villains Talking'; Valerie McLean and Peter Gerrard's 'Married to the Guv'nor'; Ronnie Knight, John Knight and Detective Superintendent Peter Wilton's 'Gotcha!: The Untold Story of Britain's Biggest Cash Robbery'; Charlie Richardson's 'My Manor: An Autobiography'; and Reggie and Ronnie Kray's 'Our Story' written with Fred Dinenage
An autobiography actually written by the subject himself
Pretty crude writing, an unhealthy amount of penis references!
"...(reading rather than committing hopefully), My Manor may be equally as interesting.
Charlie Richardson was no mug in the first place but years of prison based education has made him more verbose than the average wide boy, that doesn't mean to say that it's still not written in a rather cringeworthy way but he does manage to get his point across on a number of subjects from the failings in the UK prison system through to his business plans and it ..."
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In the 1960s Charlie Richardson's manor" was a profitable empire stretching from South London scrapyards and West End drinking clubs to mining in South Africa. Then on the brink of the most lucrative deal of his career Richardson was arrested. After a trial where the press labelled him the "torture gang boss" he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. This autobiography begins with his humble childhood and start in crime - stealing escape form reform school discharge from the army his brushes with the Mafia and the Kray Twins and about the years when he was known as the hardest man in London."