PEAKY BLINDERS: The Legacy


PEAKY BLINDERS: The Legacy

CARL CHINN    Book Number: 89633    Product format: Paperback

The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gang made famous thanks to the hit TV series. Infused with drama and dread, fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family have become cult anti-heroes. This follow up to Peaky Blinders: The Real Story (code 88247) explores the legacy the family created in Birmingham and beyond and what happened to them and their gangland rivals. We revisit the world of Billy Kimber's series 'Peaky Blinders', exploring their influence across the UK in the 1920s and 30s and how their burgeoning empire spread. Delve into the street wars across the country, the impact of the declaration of War on Gangs by the Home Secretary after The Racecourse War in 1921, and how the blackmailing of bookmakers gave way to new and daring opportunities for the likes of Sabini, Alfie Solomon and some new faces in the murky gangland underworld. Drawing on Carl Chinn's inimitable research, interviews and original sources. 16 interesting illustrations including bookmaker Bill Ashby who would have to pay the Birmingham Gang for the stool he is standing on, mugshots of the sloggers, snapshots of back-to-back housing and small workshops and brilliant on detail of pickpockets like Hoxton's Titanics and the Camden Town gang, the Sheffield gang war and war on the race gangs. 329pp with the list of sources and extensive end notes to specific crimes. Illus paperback, 329pp.
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ISBN 9781789462937
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