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Scottish Hard Bastards

Scottish Hard Bastards

Author
Jimmy Holland with Stephen Richards
Details
Paperback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844544592
Date Published
Sep 2007
Price:
£7.99
Synopsis
Meet the hardest men from a country where the streets are the most dangerous and the gangsters and criminals are the scariest in Britain. These faces have seen it all: the guns. The knives, the fights and the hardship of life behind bars. This book will take you deep inside the mad, bad, drug-infested, cut-throat world of the Scottish prison system, bringing to light the last fifty years of infamous incidents. With a frightening in-depth look at the most notorious penal institutions and the most daunting and fearsome of inmates, as well as those on the outside, this compulsive guide covers them all; from the 'Tax Man', Scotland's most feared enforces, to Walter Scott Ellis, a famous armed robber who only just escaped the sinister fate of the hangman's rope.

About The Author
Jimmy Holland spent most of his life in a maze of institutions from children's homes and foster care to young offenders institutes and high security prisons. His involvement in hostage-taking sieges in prison has earned him a reputation as one of the most dangerous criminals in Scotland. His first book Lost In Care was a bestseller. Stephen Richards, investigative journalist and author, has written and co-written a wide range of bestselling books as well as working on TV documentaries including Panorama.