INSIDE THE KRAY FAMILY The Twins' Cousins Tell Their Story for the First Time.

Author: Lee (Joe) Smith (Rita) with Gerrard (Peter)
Year: 2001
Publisher: Carlton
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: AsNew/AsNew
ISBN: 9781842223505
Price: 12.00
Hardback. While the general public like to perceive the Krays as folk heroes, Joe Lee and Rita Smith are of the opinion that, despite remaining loyal to their memory, they should set the record straight once and for all. Joe remembers one particular day when he and cousin Charlie were told to go and play outside. When they were allowed back into the house, Violet was holding 2 identical black-haired babies. The twins had been born and life would never be the same again. Rita helps to unravel the mysteries surrounding Reg's early marriage to the beautiful Frances Shea and her subsequent suicide. Rita and Joe not only offer a wealth of previously unpublished stories and anecdotes about the twins, they also describe their personal relationships both within and outside the family and offer an intriguing insight into what went on behind closed doors. Including rare interviews with Old Joe Lee - the twins' favourite uncle, who died in 1998 aged 99 - whose recollections of his family and their East End past brings the reader closer to the Kray family than ever before. Packed with previously unpublished family photographs. An intimate portrait of Britain's most infamous criminal clan. Illus., Appendix and Index. 256pp. 8vo. h/back. As New in dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.


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