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Glasgow"s godfather

the astonishing inside story of Walter Norval, the city"s first crime boss

by Robert Jeffrey

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Published by Black & White in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland,
  • Glasgow,
  • Glasgow.
    • Subjects:
    • Norval, Walter, 1928-,
    • Gangsters -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Biography.,
    • Organized crime -- Scotland -- Glasgow.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementRobert Jeffrey.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV6248.N67 J43 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p. :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3353344M
      ISBN 101902927931
      LC Control Number2004380044
      OCLC/WorldCa52783916

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As a boy he grew up in a world of illegal betting, violent canal bank pitch-and-toss schools, sleazy dance halls, brothels and bars where the denizens of the slums in the north side of Glasgow slaked gargantuan thirsts and plotted murder and mayhem.4/5(47).

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I was surprised at the level of violence and criminality that has occurred in Glasgow throughout the time of this book and it made a welcome change to read about something other than the London crime scene despite Thompson having links to it/5(4). The truth about the slaying of Arthur 'Fat Boy' Thompson Junior, eldest son of the godfather of Glasgow's biggest criminal clan, outside his.

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Rita Thompson, 72, who had throat cancer, died on Tuesday. She had lived in the same house in Provanmill since Mr Thompson. Mario Puzo's mafia series, loosely connected. The Godfather, The Sicilian, The Last Don, Omerta, The Godfather Returns, The Godfather's Revenge, and The. The book was great, but I didn't read it until decades after seeing the movie.

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