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Jail Bird - The Life and Crimes of an Essex Bad Girl By Tracy Mackness

Jail Bird - The Life and Crimes of an Essex Bad Girl by Tracy Mackness

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Summary

A hugely entertaining memoir of an Essex bad girl who did time in jail but turned her life around to become a successful farmer.

Jail Bird - The Life and Crimes of an Essex Bad Girl Summary

Jail Bird - The Life and Crimes of an Essex Bad Girl by Tracy Mackness

Tracy Mackness has always had a flair for business - if not all of it legal. She started work as a youngster on her dad's fruit and veg stall in Romford Market in the 1970s, preferring grafting to going to school, but by the time she was a teenager she'd fallen in with a fast crowd and spent much of the next 15 years ducking and diving, and partying. The 1980s was a time of conspicuous excess, and Tracy took bigger and bigger risks - whilst sporting bigger and bigger hair - fraternising with gangsters, gypsies and the Essex criminal underworld. From Essex country clubs to Magaluf, Tracy was there, living it large. It was only when she was sent down for 10 years for conspiracy to supply cannabis, after being caught with 'a lorry load of puff' at a motorway service station off the M25, that she was able to turn her life around. Despite being banged up with some of the UK's toughest female prisoners, she proved to be a model inmate, and found her forte working on the prison farm. Never shy of hard work, Tracy left prison with numerous qualifications in pig husbandry and set up her own business, The Giggly Pig, which has become a huge success selling sausages at farmers' markets and festivals up and down the country. With her shrewd business acumen and bubbly personality, Tracy has come through the bad times with a hugely entertaining story to tell and a new life to live.

About Tracy Mackness

Tracy is a 47-year-old former prisoner turned farmer and is the owner of the successful 'farm to fork' Giggly Pig company, selling sausages and hog roasts at farmers' markets across the UK. She lives near Romford, Essex.

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GOR004832606
9781471100901
1471100901
Jail Bird - The Life and Crimes of an Essex Bad Girl by Tracy Mackness
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2013-05-01
272
N/A
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