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The Great Train Robbery
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Definitive account of the famous 1963 Great Train Robbery - and its aftermath. Updated for the paperback edition with new text and pictures.

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Nick Russell-Pavier is a BBC Radio 4 writer and producer who is independently producing a radio programme about the Great Train Robbery.Stewart Richards worked at the BBC TV drama department of programmes for Radio 4.

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For the robbers who lost their liberty, all they had left was the myth of a brilliant crime. But that myth is comprehensively blown away by this thorough and often gripping book--THE SUNDAY TIMES
compelling...reveals failings in the initial investigation, but also in the execution of the robbery--CHOICE
a cool analysis of a violent and daring raid that still frustrates investigators and fascinates aficionados of big-time crime--SAGA MAGAZINE
With hindsight, the irony is that the Great Train Robbery was not a harbinger of the Swinging Sixties, but rather, with its cast of cops and criminals in matching trilbies, a reminder of the old Britain - class-bound and violent yet still strangely innocent - that was about to be swept away--MAIL ON SUNDAY
This racing read reveals a strangely seductive lost world--INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
The idea that the great train robbery was a masterpiece of planning and execution by the cream of Britain's villains has been strangely persistent. In fact, as Nick Russell-Pavier and Stewart Richards' fascinating, if mildly obsessive, new book proves, this was always a myth that handily suited everybody involved: police, media and the criminals themselves--DAILY MAIL
Our fascination with the Great Train Robbery shows no sign of fading. It's Britain's real-life Wizard of Oz - no matter how familiar the tale, we can never resist savouring it just one more time... This well-written book also tackles the question of why the crime still holds our attention--Spectator

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