Bruce Reynolds was the leader of the gang behind the notorious Great Train Robbery in 1963. His criminal career began shortly after leaving school in 1946, with minor crimes soon graduating to running a top-class firm. Although they committed a succession of lucrative, high-profile robberies, it wasn't enough, and Reynolds hatched his most ambitious plan yet. Sentenced to 25 years in jail in 1969, he was released early in 1978, leaving his life of crime behind.
'Exceptional... elegantly written' Jake Arnott, Time Out; 'His story stands apart... skilful enough to capture both the immediate excitement of crime and the dull price it so often extracts' The Times; 'Far superior in style and narrative to the standard self-serving criminal memoir' Guardian; 'Amazes and immorally amuses with his high-living, anti-establishment career' Daily Mail