3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Authentic and violent but funny,
This review is from: Borstal Girl (Paperback)
Eileen tells her life story as though you're sat there in front of her rather than reading her book and you can really picture her telling you the tale. She's foul mouthed and to the point, but I wouldn't have wanted to hear her story told in any other way because it just wouldn't have been authentic.
I've read a few autobiographies of women who've been prolific criminals in their time, but I've never read anything like this. It really is a unique and very fascinating insight into the life of a woman from a violent criminal family who had a name for themselves in London and how hard she`s fought over the years to protect her family. There's also the victims side of the story about the appalling police brutality and injustices that went on in the '70's in here, and that's a real shocker. But it's not all crime and violence, Eileen has a good sense of humour and there's plenty of funny tales in there too. I found it a very enjoyable read.