101 Interesting Facts on Ronnie Biggs and the Great Train Robbery by Mike Gray
The Great Train Robbery, and the part Ronnie Biggs played in it, is one of the most famous true crime stories of all time. Ronnie’s imprisonment, subsequent escape and life on the run has been the subject of much discussion and this new book sets out the facts for anyone wishing to find out what really happened on the day of the robbery and in the years beyond. Do you know how many members of rail staff were on board the train on the day of the robbery? Are you aware which celebrities became involved in the Free Ronnie Biggs Campaign? Can you name the many films, documentaries and books that have been produced about the Great Train Robbery? All this information and more is in 101 Interesting Facts on Ronnie Biggs and The Great Train Robbery. Despite Ronnie Biggs’ advancing age and the fact that 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery, the daring 1963 heist still attracts a great deal of interest. If you would like to know the facts, this book is for you.
Mike Gray is the organiser of the ‘Free Ronnie Biggs’ campaign. He was born in 1957 in Lambeth, London. Mike first contacted Ronnie Biggs in Rio, Brazil, in 1989, and set up the Ronnie Biggs website with Michael Biggs in 1999. He was also involved in setting up 'The Biggs Experience Limited' with Ronnie, Michael, and Bruce and Nick Reynolds. Mike was a regular prison visitor to Biggs. Mike's first book 'Ronnie Biggs: The Inside Story' was published in 2009, co-written with Tel Currie, and published by Apex Publishing Ltd.