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on 22 October 2017
I did quite enjoy this book, but it was a bit hard to get into. It would have been better if the author had devoted each chapter to a particular person or gang, instead of "mixing it up" a bit. It took me a while to find the main part about the Krays, for example and even then I had to keep jumping backwards and forwards. Still, it's an interesting book if you want to know more about the history of gangland in East End London. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, though.
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on 10 March 2015
An informative read of East End crime from the 1880's up to the present date. I have read an extensive range of literature relating to organised crime over the years and originate from the East End myself. Even so, there was still subject matter that is seldom covered in books of a similar subject: Victorian crime records, Sidney Street siege, early street gangs, trial dates including counsel and further references at the page bottom. I was impressed at the vast amount of matter covered in over 400 pages, it even gave details of a gangland murder in 1968, the victim concerned was known to my late father. I now have a much clearer version of the events relating to this killing.

Many thanks James Norton, you certainly have researched all your facts as much as possible. So refreshing to read books of this magnitude as opposed to those semi-literate efforts by old low lives, claiming to have done this, that or the other. The only thing the latter souls are doing is supplementing their old age pensions!! I will next be reading a follow up book by James on ''Gangland Bosses''. I can thoroughly recommend ''East End Gangland'' to all those discerning readers of crime.
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on 3 September 2017
If you're interested in the East End, this is a good addition to your collection.
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on 22 May 2015
Excellent Service & Michael Excellent Book Thank You.
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on 10 July 2015
Good factual book
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on 29 May 2015
good book
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on 14 September 2014
This book is all over the place, waste of time and money. Save your money and don't bother with this book
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on 2 March 2011
Morton always produces an interesting read. Gangs of London, published in 2010 by Milo, has updated the lives of many of the villains mentioned in this book. It has also discovered the amazing 'Forty Elephants' all-female gang which is causing a stir at the moment.
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on 3 July 2014
Very Good
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on 4 July 2016
Really interesting read, gives a true history of the east end
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