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    DescriptionLenny McLean was one of the deadliest bare-knuckle fighters Britain has ever seen. He had dear, powerful friends, but he also had terrible enemies. So much so that he has two bullet wounds in his back - each from a different attack. He has also been stabbed repeatedly - always from behind. Lenny, however, is also a warm, grizzly bear of a man, whose main weakness is an overwhelming desire to put the welfare of his mates ahead of his own well-being. In this autobiography he tells of how the mafia flew him to New York to take on their greatest bare-knuckle boxer in a multi-million pound illicit challenge bout. The Mafia's man lasted less than three minutes. When the IRA fronted up a London gang in a money-laundering scam, Lenny was brought in to intimidate the terrorists. The IRA, not surprisingly, backed off. Lenny's most serious trial came when he was accused of murder. Fighting to prove his innocence against a minimum sentence of 25 years, Lenny never gave up, and went on to be found not guilty. After deciding to retire from the violent life, Len turned his hand to acting, debuting in the series "The Knock". He also had parts in "The Fifth Element" and "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels".

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    The Guv'nor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lenny McLean, By (author) Peter Gerrard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 226
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 248 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857825701
    ISBN 10: 1857825705

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    Illustrations note
    16pp illustrations
    Imprint name
    John Blake Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    15 January 2003
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    Lenny McLean was born in Hoxton, East London. Viciously abused by his step father from the age of five, Lenny turned to street fighting, determined that no man would ever take such liberties again. After a bloody career as The Guv'nor, Lenny turned to acting appearing in acclaimed TV series and films including Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Lenny McLean died of cancer on Tuesday 28th July 1998 - one day before his book went to No 1 in the bestseller list. Peter Gerrard is a crime writer and biographer. He lives near Boston in rural Lincolnshire with his wife and son. Amongst others he has worked with Reggie Kray and is co-author of Ronnie Knight's best-sellng autobiography Memoirs and Confessions
    Review quote
    'He was a man amongst men. His life was extraordinary.' Vinnie Jones