The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins (Paperback)John Pearson (author)
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The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, starring Tom Hardy.
Reggie and Ronnie Kray ruled London's gangland during the 60s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime that has never been matched, the brothers swindled, extorted and terrorised - while enjoying a glittering celebrity status at the heart of the swinging 60s scene, until their downfall and imprisonment for life.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Edition: Film tie-in edition
'The most famous biography of criminal life to have been published in Britain...a cult' Time Out
'All credit to Mr. Pearson for a brave and disturbing book' Daily Express
'A scrupulous dossier of the Krays' weird career' Daily Telegraph
'An exciting read' The Times
'Extremely well written and fittingly dead-pan' New Statesman
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