This book takes the reader beyond the familiar rhyming slang, relating to violence and crime as well as other subjects, which develop and change with the times. Kray has assembled this book whilst serving a sentence for murder and claims it has kept him sane during his darkest hours in prison.
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Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007971916
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001935238
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001921577
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: As New. 2nd edition. Hardback. Originally pub. by Wheel and Deal Publications. Reg Kray takes the reader well beyond the familiar rhymes of Apples and Pears and Rosie Lee. Here a bank is a Rag Shop, to Tip Up is to die, a Valentine is one year in the slammer, and a Daisy is a safe-breaking tool. But not all the information in this collection relates to violence and crime. To Whiddle is to divulge, a Zib is a twit, a Quandong is a prostitute and a Mabber is a cabbie. Reg Kray assembled this unique record of Cockney lore whilst serving a sentence for murder. It is not only the first authentic guide to and explanation of the colourful code of London's streetwise (whether 'operators' or not), but its assembly helped to keep him sane during some of his darkest hours in prison. It's funny, surprising, informative, utterly authentic and a fascinating semantic record. From one of the authors of best-selling 'Our Story', the book is a non-criminal record of a language that develops and changes with the times. Illustrated throughout with photographs of Reg and Ron Kray with their friends, this little book packs a hefty and well-targeted punch. Chapter headings include : Cockney Slang; American Slang; Criminal Slang; Poetry. Illus. 64pp. 12mo h/back. Glazed covers. As New. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 18224