ODD MAN OUT My Life on the Loose and the Truth about the Great Train Robbery

Author: Biggs (Ronald)
Year: 1994
Publisher: BCA
Signed by the author
Edition Details: Reprint. (same yr. as 1st)
Book Condition: Nrf/Vg+
ISBN: 9780747516835
Price: 100.00
Hardback, Book Club Edn. Ronald Biggs was a legend in his own lifetime. A member of the gang who carried out the Great Train Robbery, on Thursday August 8, 1963 in Buckinghamshire. He came to personal notoriety, excitement and drama of what was the biggest and most daring crime in British history. No one ran more rings round Scotland Yard, nor eluded more bounty hunters. Having made a successful getaway from the scene of the crime, Biggs - along with most of the other gang members - was subsequently captured; he received a 30yr jail sentence. But within 15-months he had made a spectacular escape from Wandsworth Prison. In this book, Biggs speaks openly about the robbery and his years on the run, and for the first time divulges just how he had eluded justice for so long. He talks about his life in Brazil, where he remained a hero of popular mythology, courted by the music and film industries, the media and the whole nation. His account is both revealing and highly entertaining. Illus. + Appendices. 279pp. 8vo. h/back. Includes a loosely inserted 12" x 8" colour photograph of Ronnie Biggs, wearing a Brazilian football shirt, and holding a copy of 'Odd Man Out'. This photograph is from 'The Great Train Robbery & Ronnie Biggs' auction held on June 16, 2015 by J P Humbert Auctioneers Ltd' and is SIGNED BY RONNIE BIGGS. With small 'scratch' marks to fore-edge, but covers F. in vg+ dw.

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