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Century signs up gangland memoir
06.08.12 | Charlotte Williams
Century has won a four-way auction in the memoir of one of Britain's most notorious gangland bosses, Charlie Richardson.
Publishing director Ben Dunn has secured world rights from Luigi Bonomi, acting on behalf of Kate Beale at Talent TV South.
The book will follow Richardson from his childhood in war-torn London, his rise up through the criminal ranks, the battle with the Krays for supremacy, the bugging of Harold Wilson's phone, through to his 25-year sentence for torture, GBH and other crimes.
Dunn said: "This is one of the greatest untold stories-as much a social history of post-war London as a fascinating work of true crime."