Bindon: Fighter, Gangster, Lover - The True Story of John Bindon, a Modern Legend

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Feb 1, 2007 - True Crime - 300 pages
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John Bindon is a modern legend. A fine screen presence and a powerful figure in London's underworld, his film-star looks, charm and talent brought him worldwide exposure. His story reads like the plot of a movie which Big John himself might have landed a part in. Usually typecast in tough-guy roles, his on-screen persona was chillingly close to the real-life one. Big John's nickname came from his status as a legendary sexual performer, so it was no surprise that his encounters with stunning women, most famously Princess Margaret, led to numerous high profile relationships. But most of all, Big John was a warm-hearted, complex man, utterly devoted to those who have him respect and always prepared to be the last line of defence to those closest to him. He emerged from a poor, working class London childhood and fraternised with the Krays and the Richardsons, but eventually turned his back on crime to play major parts in films such as Mick Jagger's Performance, "The Who's Quadrophenia" and Michael Caine's "Get Carter". This is the a truly moving book, as powerful as The Guv'nor, about a man who was many different things to many people, but never anything but himself.
 

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Contents

Dedication
Chapter
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Wensley Clarkson, a British tabloid writer, is the author of more than two dozen true-crime novels and quickie celebrity biographies. In his tell-all book, Death at Every Stop: The True Story of Alleged Gay Serial Killer Andrew Cunanan, Clarkson takes the reader into the mind of the playboy who murdered Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. Some of Clarkson's other true-crime novels include Whatever Mother Says, the shocking true story of a woman who was arrested in 1993 for the torture murders of her two daughters. Doctors of Death is the chilling true tales of psychopathic physicians; and An Eye for An Eye is the story of a woman out for revenge after the murder of her daughter, which was turned into a feature film starring Sally Fields. Clarkson's unauthorized biographies include exposes on Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Quentin Tarantino.

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