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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 2 Jan 2014
This review is from: Gangs of London (Paperback)
I came to this book due to interests after watching the BBC 's drama Peaky Blinders. I did read a few reviews about the book and was a bit unsure due to some saying it was good and others being more negative, but I still purchased it. I have to admit that it is written in a very amateurish way, but it is perfectly clear that the author has immeasurable enthusiasm that does keep you keen even if the narrative does come a bit difficult to follow with jumping from one story to another. It does correct many a misconception about names and events but has a few itself such as stating Owney Madden was born in Sheffield, when he was a Leeds lad, but these are small errors and are limited, and does not effect the accuracy of the London element. The book does provide a base for any further research or reading by giving names of places, police men, members of the gangs, and more impressively contemporary works from the period. A must read for anyone interested in gangs, police and even horse racing in the inter war period.
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