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Description - Dead Men's Wages by Lilian Pizzichini

"Scratch the surface of any family and you will find stories of intrigue, abuse and illegitimacy. It is just that, because of the nature of my grandfather's business, our secrets are more sinister." Lilian Pizzichini's grandfather was a conman who worked with some of London's most notorious gangsters. Within the pages of this haunting and revealing account of his life, she re-creates, in vivid detail and with remarkable detachment, the world of criminals and corrupt policemen that he dominated until his death in 1978. This is a book to set the mind reeling with thoughts of cunning and intrigue, corruption, hardship and secrecy. Above all, it conveys beautifully the glamour and seduction of a London shrouded in mystery and this charismatic criminal who rose from its war-torn ashes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781447271840
ISBN-10: 144727184X
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lilian Pizzichini

Lillian Pizzichini has worked for the Literary Review and the TLS. She is writer-in-residence at HMP Chelmsford. Her first book, Dead Men's Wages, won the 2002 Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction.

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