Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

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The story of Ronnie Biggs's life since the Great Train Robbery in August 1963. It describes his part in the robbery, as well as his flight to South America via Australia. This book also looks at his attempted kidnapping, and his relationship with the media in Brazil.show more

Product details

  • Hardback
  • 154 x 236 x 34mm | 639.56g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, facsim.,maps,ports.
  • 0747516839
  • 9780747516835

Table of contents

The Great Train Robbery; Thursday, August 8, 1963; robbery aftermath - capture and trial; escape - the making of a legend; on the run - London-Bognor-Paris-Sydney; Australian days; en route to Latin America; Michael Haynes settles in Rio; caught - Slipper drops his catch; celebrity status - life in the spotlight; first attempt - the plot hatches; second time unlucky - the kidnap; Barbados and back; a star is born - the rise of Mike Biggs; there is an awful lot of "copy" in Brazil - Biggs and the media; an Englishman abroad - old friends come calling; 30 years on - summing up.show more

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