La Nausee wrote: Hodgy wrote:
I've nearly finished jake arnotts "the long firm" trilogy.
Fucking brilliant, evocative and very easy to read... Fictional underworld London spliced in with some true old villain names/"faces" starts in the 60s and finishes with rave scene in the 90s.
Ed the Confessor's biography?
'The long firm' was clever esp, the lord thursby /lord boothby link.
the lord and ronnie(kray) shared a love of scatology , ronnie enjoyed it even more so if the young man was a less than keen participant of his heavey muscular log in his mouth. hed enjoy the choking element of this party game.
the lord himself, chose to receive rather than give human waste.
great character harry starks.
the triolgy got wose as it went on with' true crime' an obvious rip off of bernard omahoneys 'essex boys/rettingdon murders' not to be confused with that abomination os a film with sean bean.
bernie was doorman at the now ghoulish ' raquels' of leah betts infamy. he was a face with tucker/tate/leech and rolfes that controlled the doors around here from the late eighties to mid nineties.
would have been interesting to see them deal with the serbs/croats and albanians who seem to be major players now.
a little known ,outside of east london/essex in those days was a nasty little cunt i remember , jason marinello ,a psycho from basildon who injected cocktails of speed/coke/pcp/barbs straight into the groins of his adversaries.the aforementioned tucker/tate and leech left him alone unless he took extreme liberties in their clubs, ie, free champers, beating up staff/customers for no reason or taking money from the till.
fortunately the cunts dead,(o'd).think he was our version of the north's 'white tony'
they'd always be in the epping forest country club, holding court.sawdust caesars of their micheal bentines potty time arena.
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