A way of life

by Reg Kray | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Semioticghost of Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on 4/14/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by Semioticghost from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, April 14, 2024
A book for you to enjoy and pass on!

Journal Entry 2 by IpswichIzzy at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, May 12, 2024
Picked up at the monthly meeting.

Journal Entry 3 by IpswichIzzy at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
If this book was intended, as it states on the dust-jacket, "to deter [the young] from going to prison" then it totally fails. Kray seems to spend his time in prison drinking tea with his mates, going to the gym & the exercise yard, chatting to his friends - who he bumps into in every prison he is moved to - deciding who is or, more often, isn't a decent person, etc. etc. There are a few mentions of the POs (Prison Officers) searching prisoner's cells and he is clearly frustrated when prison moves are delayed, or happen without notice. But he only once talks of prison as being a waiting game - waiting to be banged up, waiting to be unlocked, waiting for a meal and, ultimately, waiting for your sentence to end - and makes one, passing, reference to prison being noisy and confusing. There clearly is violence - but as much seems to be dished out by Kray as by anybody else. He does mention some times when he acted as a peace-maker, to diffuse tension, but they seem to be the exception to his usual behaviour.
It was interesting to read something actually written by Kray, rather than the stories that have grown up around the family.

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