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The Guv'nor: The Autobiography of Lenny McLean

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Do Not Miss out on this Man's personal account of a life that only the Govener could resite in his very own words.

McLean lost some face as he was challenged by the "King of the Gypsies" Bartley Gorman, but did not accept the fight. The book does leave some unanswered questions; the Guv’nor was arrested for attempted murder, causing distress to his family, but the sentence was eventually changed to grievous bodily harm. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. One of the assailants, Barry Dalton, a former bare-knuckle fighter who ran protection rackets across London, had a falling out with McLean and confronted him with a shotgun at his home while his children were in the house.McLean, unable to become a licensed boxer due to his violent reputation and lengthy criminal record, entered the world of unlicensed boxing, which, although legal, was not sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control. After deciding to retire from the violent life, Len turned his hand to acting, debuting in the series "The Knock".

I never knew the man, only what I've read and seen from archive footage - I certainly wouldnt have wanted to cross him thats for sure, but on the other hand, would loved to have met him in other circumstances and had a pint (not that Lenny touched booze) with him and just chatted with the fella, as he did have a story to tell thats for sure. By 10pm I had finished it and was looking around wondering why I hadn't eaten dinner and why it was I had to be in bed when I was still taking in the details of his murder trial. By the time you finish the book, you will have a very clear picture of how resourcefully Kelly has lived her life in spite of the difficult hand she was dealt.It’s a vivid portrait of growing up in the East End and dealing with the legacy of a tough East London childhood. This is not a story glorifying violence, but a tale of one man's triumph against almost insurmountable odds, in a battle that Len fights everyday for himself, and to put'steam on the table' for his wife and kids, whom he loves more than life itself. The path of the total eclipse of August 2017 had our offices at 99% totality - we closed the office to go watch the spectacle, but first we put together this gallery inspired by eclipses to celebrate. Valerie McLean and myself would like to thank all those readers who helped to make Lenny's story the number one biography of 1998. Street-fighter Lenny McLean took on the toughest men in the country - as well as the Mafia champion in New York - to win the accolade 'The Guv'nor'.

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