“There has never been anything quite so big, bold and crookedly brilliant as The Greatest Train Robbery” Daily Mirror
“History’s Greatest Robbery – There’ll always be an England” New York Herald Tribune
“Balaclava and the 40 Thieves” Daily Sketch
“Great Train Robbery, how’s that going?” John Lennon
This is it! For the first time in 50 years the full and complete story of what actually went on at the Great Train Robbery, in the planning of the robbery, and in the years that have passed since 8 August 1963.
The robbery is explained first hand over 132 pages by Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind of the crime, and by Ronnie Biggs, the most famous of the robbers and the man who admits that he was the most privileged spectator to the entire robbery. Both men give their exclusive views on the anniversary, and on the crime.
What you will read in The Great Train Robbery 50th Anniversary: 1963-2013 is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, because it comes from the people who know what happened. They were there, and they were involved. And from both sides of the law.
You will read shocking new revelations about the crime, of foul play, and about those implicated in it. Facts that will make you question what you thought you knew about the robbery, and the people caught up in it.
The book looks at the secrets and lies that surround Britain’s most famous and culturally iconic robbery. The myths and legends that range from the strange, to the downright bizarre.
The Great Train Robbery is the story that refuses to die, and one that fifty years on still fascinates and entertains a nation.