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5.0 out of 5 stars History of London's forgotten gangs, 13 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Gangs of London (Paperback)
Deeply researched history depicting London's gangs from the nineteenth century to the advent of the Richardson and Kray gangs. The Forty Elephants gang of all-female shoplifters and Elephant and Castle Boys are featured along with the Titanic gang from Hoxton, gangs from Clerkenwell, Camden Town, King's Cross, Bethnal Green and other London locations have their histories revealed. Leading gangsters that are briefly mentioned in other books are traced to their roots - Monkey Benneworth, Dodger Mullins, George Sage, Freddie Gilbert and the Sabini and McDonald families have their origins revealed. This is history that has been largely overlooked. It dispels many myths and is essential reading for everyone interested in London's criminal enterprise.
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2013 15:53:25 GMT
H. P. Milsom says:
This review appears to be by the author so might be a tad biased.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 20:02:52 GMT
B. McDonald says:
I am not the author of this book. I had the misfortune to be born with the first name of Bertram. I just liked the book. I read a fair bit of real crime and this book is an enjoyable read because it fills out characters who only get a brief mention in other books in this genre. I am not related to the author in any way (other than an ancient tribal surname).
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