He was arrested in Operation Julie, the biggest drugs bust in history, but he didn't do it for the money. He wanted to change the world.
Twenty-eight years after his release from prison Leaf Fielding has been a teacher in Spain and a philanthropist, setting up a home for orphans in Malawi. He now sells organic produce in the region of the south of France where he lives.
As bold and innovative as its author, To Live Outside the Law takes the reader on a breath-taking guided tour of academic acid absorption, hitch-hiking hells, emotional whirlwinds, years in the slammer, and colossal amounts of dope -- Howard Marks A tale of adventure and an absorbing period piece ... assembled and crafted with assiduous zeal ... a compelling read -- Peter Carty * Independent on Sunday * Fielding sums up his era perfectly ... there was barely a page I couldn't imagine vividly ... you get a real feel of the grottiness of the student flats and bedsits of the 1970s, the guys in multicoloured outfits and Afghan coats. You can almost smell the Afghan coats ... Fielding has encapsulated an era -- William Leith * Observer * Fielding writes with wit and concision -- Oregano Rathbone * Record Collector *