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One Of The Family By John Pearson

One Of The Family by John Pearson

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When the Englishman learned that someone was asking about him, he introduced himself to Pearson, who persuaded him to write his story - a story even more extraordinary than that of the Krays. Because the Englishman is the only man of non-Italian blood to be admitted to the heart of the Mafia.

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One Of The Family by John Pearson

At Ronnie Kray's funeral, London crime expert John Pearson saw a man he didn't recognise - but who all the notorious criminals present deferred to.

This is the remarkable true story of that man: 'the Englishman'.

Investigations revealed that the Englishman was never mentioned in any of the previous books on organised crime, not because he wasn't involved, but because everyone was too scared to speak his name. Moreover, he was as legendary a figure on the streets of New York as on the streets of London.

Pearson persuaded the mysterious criminal leader to talk to him - and the result was a story even more extraordinary than that of the Kray twins. Here Pearson reveals the true story of the Englishman who became the adopted son of Joey Pagano, the head of one of the major New York crime families. Here the Englishman tells the story that no-one else dared to tell.
John Pearson's The Profession of Violence created the myth of the Kray twins, and remains a classic of true crime and the principal work on East London criminals.

One Of The Family Reviews

Straight out of The Godfather ... this insight into the hidden world of the mafia is well worth reading * The Oldie *
Brilliantly thrilling * Heat *

About John Pearson

John Pearson worked for The Economist, the BBC and The Sunday Times before becoming Ian Fleming's assistant. An author who specialises in true crime and biographies, he has written the only authorised biography of Ian Fleming, a fictional biography of James Bond and The Profession of Violence, a crime biography of legendary East End gangsters, the Kray twins.

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One Of The Family by John Pearson
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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