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Respect: Autobiography of Freddie Foreman - Managing Director of British Crime Paperback – 2 Oct 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099699516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099699514
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.2 x 11 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An absolutely stunning book written in the words and vernacular of the man. A book I re-read constantly and enjoy every time; Freddie puts names and faces to some of crime's most notorious moments. One of the few autobiographies I have read that actually helps put you inside the mind and life of the person; instead of just being a cold rehash of who what and where. Strangely enough Freddie comes across as being a rogue but a lovable one! maybe it is just his way of telling the tale but the personality of the man shines through. Not that his many bad deeds should be forgiven or forgotten but it does give a clear and interesting insight into the man and his motivations.
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By A Customer on 30 July 2004
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This book is one of the best crime books I have ever read, Fred goes into detail about his early days, his life of theft and robberies and how he helped the Kray twins on the murders of Frank Mitchell and Jack "the Hat" McVitie.
A great book for anyone interested in the London underworld.
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A great read, excellently written. A great insight. Very touching in parts, almost doing Fred's bird with him in Leicester. Yuk! How can a man stand it? I got the impression that much was left untold about some of the 'blags'. Some of the villainy was exceptionally clever - but what a waste of a capable man! Especially all those years in nick. I have a sad picture of rows of cells with men wasting away inside them. Readers should note that when you rob insurance companies, banks or any other 'public company', it's us who pays - Joe Bloggs - with higher premiums - not the insurance companies, banks etc!
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I got this book for christmas and it's safe to say that I now have the upmost "Respect" for Freddie Foreman, I find him and his life fascinating. I have read other books on the Krays and Frankie Fraser and I feel this one stands head and shoulders above the rest!!! I feel its safe to say I simply couldn't put this book down. Even during the queens speech, an annual tradition by which my mum ensures we pay our respects. I don't think I even bothered to spare a glance, I was simply too engrossed!!!! A brilliant book and I recommend anyone who's intrested to go and buy it........NOW!!!!!!
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Honestly,it is one of those books that when you have started to read,you just want to continue. It is a frank and very infomative review of those underworld days of the 60's and 70's and if you like your true crime books- this HAS to be one of your purchases.The book is on par with the GUV'NOR and PRETTY BOY and beats many other crime books i've read.Sit back and Enjoy-But try and put it down ....now and again!
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What a book on a lifetime of crime from a man who comes across as everyone's favourate grandad! From the early days of a pavement artist to the good life of the Costa Del Sol, Freddie gives a humerous and frank portrait of his life. What I find it hard to believe is that while Freddie has a name as being one of Britains most famous criminals, he also comes across as a decent man with a loving family. How they have the ability to separate this when its time to do some 'work' I dont know. A true professional, his life is full of mistery and adventure as he moved from one scam to the next.I would definitley recommend buying this book.
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By A Customer on 19 April 2000
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This is a great book, which has given me endless success and opportunities to play off of the family name. This is more genuine and authentic compared to a lot of the under-world exaggerated stories - and I should know. Read this, be educated, and learn RESPECT.
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By A Customer on 23 Sept. 1999
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This is a fantastic book - I was gripped from the first page! Having read books about Mr Foreman's contemporaries such as the Krays, Frankie fraser, and Lenny Mclean to name a few - I can say without a shadow of a doubt this is the best. A fantastic account of Londons Underworld by a real old fashioned Villian. If anyone out there is looking for a story for a movie this book is it!!!!
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