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Barrie Keeffe's acclaimed screenplay for the classic film Harold Shand has made it from Whitechapel to running his own 'corporation' and owning his own yacht and classy mistress. He has the police and the local authorities in his pocket, is planning a major London property development and forging links with the international Mafia. Everything indeed is coming up roses for Harold until the Easter weekend when enemies unknown embark on a series of lethal outrages against his organisation. As the story accelerates to a crazy vortex of violence, Harold discovers he has unwittingly crossed enemies whose connections, expertise and dedication to violence outclass his own."The first British thriller to even approach the cracking vitality of the classic Hollywood gangster movies ...dazzlingly slick" (Daily Mail); "The best British gangster flick of all time" (Empire)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413722904
ISBN-10: 0413722902
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barrie Keeffe

Barrie Keeffe is a well-known English dramatist and writer, whose theatre plays include Only a Game, Gotcha, Abide with Me, My Girl, Bastard Angel, Sus, Frozen Assets, A Mad World My Masters, She's so Modern, Better Times, Not Fade Away, King of England, Wild Justice and two trilogies: Gimme Shelter and Barbarians. His screen, TV and radio plays include: The Long Good Friday, The Killing of Joelito, Dead Meet, The Substitute, Gotcha, Not Quite Cricket, Hanging Around, Nipper, and the series No Excuses, Uncle Jack, Self Portrait, Paradise, On the eve of the millennium and Anything Known? He has won the Prix Revelation, Paris Critics for Gotcha, the Giles Cooper Best Radio Award for Heaven Scent, the Thames TV Playwright's Award for Only a Game and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for his screenplay The Long Good Friday. He has been resident writer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Shaw Theatre and the Soho Poly Theatre and Associate Writer at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. He was a United Nations Ambassador in 1995, their 50th anniversary year. He was a Judith E Wilson Fellow at Christ's College Cambridge, 2003-4 and has taught dramatic writing at City University since 2002.

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