This is the memoir of Billy and Gyp Hill - Britain's most
successful criminal couple - and Justin, their only child. Billy
was the Boss of Britain's underworld. He introduced 'project' crime
to Britain and got clean away with the 1952 Eastcastle Street
robbery even though the authorities knew that he did it. In 1956,
he was at the centre of a phone tapping scandal that led to a Privy
Council enquiry. When Billy published his memoir, the papers said
there had been nothing like it since the days of Al Capone. Gyp was
pure fire and beauty - she fought like a man and was the brains
behind many of Billy's crime successes, including scams to fleece
the upper classes at London's card tables. 'Mad' Frankie Fraser
said she was 'the best thing that happened to Billy'. Glamorous Gyp
travelled the globe in mink coats and diamonds, partied with
celebrities (including the Rolling Stones) and ran a top nightclub
in Tangier - with the chief of police as her minder - before
retiring to become Justin's mother and raise him as a law-abiding
citizen. She taught him many of her 'old school' values. Billy and
Gyp's last fight with the law was to rescue Justin from an abusive
children's home after his birth mother died. Justin saw a lot of
his dad before he passed away in 1984 and Gyp told him many stories
of their times together. Justin has combined these and his own
memories with extensive research to bring you this story of his
Billy Hill Family Limited
|Country of origin:
• John Hunt
||216 x 138 x 23mm (L x W x T)
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