Ronnie Biggs has asked his publisher, M Press, to lower the price of the digital version of his autobiography Odd Man Out: The Last Straw, which has been reduced on the Calm Productions web site from £14.99 to just £5.
The digital edition is available HERE.
Ron was responding to the requests he has received from fans around the world who have not been able to get hold of hard copies of his best selling autobiography, or did not have access to Kindle. The digital edition should be able to be read on iPads, most tablets and computers.
The publisher expects rising demand from Australia where Mrs Biggs is currently being broadcast on Channel 7. In the UK fans were keen to find out what really happened to Ron and Charmian, rather than the fiction portrayed in the TV series that was full of factual errors, even the day and date of the robbery.
Ron has also promised his fans a new updated Kindle and digital edition of his novel, Keep On Running, as well as a contribution for a new publication about the Great Train Robbery that will be published to tie in with the 50th anniversary of the robbery on 8 August. More news on this development soon.
The upcoming anniversary of the train robbery has sadly already seen the publication of a number of titles looking to cash in on the robbery that are full of factual errors, erroneous conclusions and simple bad journalism.
A limited number of signed copies of Ronnie’s autobiography Odd Man Out: The Last Straw are available from the publishers. This includes the normal hardback edition as well as the special leather bound collector’s editions.
For availability it is best to call Calm Productions on 0208 320 3886 or 0845 408 2606. Or you can go to the web site by CLICKING HERE.
As well as the success of Ron’s book, the publisher, MPress, recently saw its autobiography of Danny Grates, Danny Boy, chosen as the sports’ book of the year by the Evening Standard.
Chris Pickard, who helped Ron to write his autobiography, will be the odd man out at the Watermill playhouse in Newbury, Berkshire on 28 November when he gives a talk about Odd Man Out: The Last Straw and how he helped Ron to write it. The book was recently the top selling historical biography on the Kindle charts.
Chris will also talk about his longtime friendship with Ron – they both lived in Rio de Janeiro – and reveal a few secrets about the man himself. He will also tell the true story of “Mrs Biggs” and how Ron was treated in and by the series.
Chris will be happy to answer any questions the audience has about Ron and the Great Train Robbery, an event that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013,
The box office is open for the talk at what is one of Britain best loved and most impressive regional theatres. For more details CLICK HERE or call 01635 46044. Tickets are just £5.
Chris Pickard willl be the odd man out at the Watermill playhouse in Newbury, Berkshire on 28 November when he gives a talk about Odd Man Out: The Last Straw and how he helped Ron to write it.
Chris will also talk about his friendship with Ron and reveal a few secrets about the man himself. To stop Chris giving away all the secrets, Ron hopes to be able to attend in person, but that will all depend on his health. Safety never being an issue with Ron.
Chris will also answer any questions the audience has about Ron and the Great Train Robbery, an event that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, and one luck audience member will win a copy of Ron’s autobiography signed by the man himself.
The box office is already open for the talk at what is one of Britain best loved and most impressive regional theatres. More details at the Watermill web site: www.watermill.org.uk.