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Description - Black Eyes and Blue Blood by Michael O'Rourke

The names of infamous crooks such as the Richardsons, Frankie Fraser and the Krays are all indelibly linked with the London gangland scene of the '50s and '60s. One man who stayed under the radar, however, was 'Scouse' Norman Johnson, whose fearless approach to any problem that came his way earned him the respect of his criminal contemporaries. n this amazing autobiography, Johnson documents the many twists and turns that his life has taken, including his foray into London's gangland in the early '50s, after spending his formative years in Liverpool; his acceptance into the fold of one of the top New York Mafia crime families upon relocating there in the '70s; and his intense affair with an Omani princess in the early '80s, possibly the only time that the heavily protected sanctuary of a Middle Eastern royal has been infiltrated by a Westerner. rguably the most unusual gangster story ever told, Black Eyes and Blue Blood combines the violence and humour of the archetypal true-crime book with an exotic romantic twist. It also offers a fascinating insight into the underworld on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond over the four decades that Johnson ducked and dived, along the way

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845963552
ISBN-10: 1845963555
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael O'Rourke

Norman Johnson was born in Merseyside in 1933 and now lives quietly in Stafford, close to his daughters and grandchildren. Michael O'Rourke was born in 1955. He has been a close friend of Norman Johnson's for over 20 years and lives in Yarnfield.

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