The Guv'nor by Lenny McLean

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Lenny McLean - fighter, actor, hard man, legend. One of the most notorious figures ever to emerge from the East End of London, he had a reputation that was held dear by his friends and associates and feared by his enemies. His life- story is now part of modern-day history, and here, at last, for the millions who want to know more is a compilation of stories and memories from those whose lives he touched. In this fantastic new book, friends, family, colleagues and adversaries have all come together to share how they knew Lenny and the part he played in their lives. He is known as a formidable fighter and a feared enemy, but these accounts tell of a man who had a big heart and always had time for his friends. This book has the famous and infamous having a chance to share their memories about a man that they loved...

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Anthony Thomas is a leading authority on Lenny McLean and became so fascinated with the man that he decided to set up his own Guv'nor website. Anthony used this as a starting point for the countless interviews he has since compiled for the book.
Published September 1, 2007 by John Blake. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Crime, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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It’s one of my dark secrets that whilst being pretentious and normally only reading ‘worthy’ books, I have actually read and really enjoyed the memoirs of both Roy Shaw and Lenny Maclean (and a few other ones as well, but they’re not as good) I saw Lenny’s funeral cortege go past on Hoxton Street...

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