I don't believe for ten seconds at least 95% (and I'm probably being kind) of what Jane says she has done or said. For starters, surely if this woman is so notorious in the gangland scene we would have all heard of her before this book and her appearance on this morning? Even some of her exploits from way back I'm sure would be documented by now on several sites on the Internet yet I couldn't find anything apart from the articles on when she got shot, and as above, her tv appearance and book release.
Jane has 'a love affair with guns' yet as many people have pointed out, she doesn't seem to know her M16 from her MDF! As well as being one of the hardest women in Britain, she's also very modest 'I was five foot seven with long blonde hair and a figure to die for. I really looked good'. As for her son John he can do no wrong and it became a bit repetitive to hear 'he was the most handsome and perfect son'.
I find it incredibly hard to swallow that Jane could make a gang boss, pee his pants, in front of at least 30 other criminals, whilst others where nearly in tears. Most of what she says sounds so far fetched that any real story is lost, which is a shame, as clearly this lady had indeed had a colourful life however from what I can gather its been embellished and laid on thick to make a better read, not really what you want from a non fiction book - this reads more like bad fiction if I'm honest!
'He was trying to put me in the boot of his motor but I fought him all they way. Two cars crashed because they were watching us. A police van pulled up and two coppers got out and stated to come over. I was screaming for help but Matt just shouted that it was a domestic and put me in the boot. They didn't lift a finger'. Seriously!?! Are we expected to believe this? I know the police can sometimes turn a blind eye to things but give me a break!!
Also when Jane does get sent to prison, she somehow ends up as the female Charlie Bronson equivalent, funny that, since most of us have actually heard of, and know quite a bit about Charlie, his antics can be found very easily should you care to research, unlike Jane. I cannot believe in her lifetime, she maintains she hasn't met anyone harder than her - guy or girl or small army for that fact, she would 'do them all!'
Oh yeah and have I mentioned that her and her mate walked in to a police car pound, called the AA, and got them to 'break into' her 15 year old son's impounded Porsche and drove away with it? Sure.
Total piece of fabrication and for those bits that aren't, I would bet any money they are highly exaggerated and dramatised.