The Life

The most authentic novel of gangster family life ever written, from the No. 1 bestselling author.

The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways – Peter’s calm exterior belies his ruthless nature, while Daniel’s penchant for spectacular violence is legendary – but together they are unstoppable. From the late seventies they rule London’s East End and, when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it’s never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down – sometimes even those closest to you . . . Lena Bailey is determined to shield her youngest child Tania from the Life. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, Tania’s eyes are opened to their world in a way that forces her to make an irrevocable choice that will determine her future.

Paperback: 608 Pages

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0755375599

ISBN-13: 9780755375592

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‘I grew up on the periphery of the criminal world. You write about what you know, and this is the world I know’ Martina Cole was raised on the fringes of the world of organised crime. Infamous gangsters, such as the Kray brothers, were regular faces sh

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