Was Dave Ginnelly's compulsive life of crime in Britain's dark underbelly the result of fate, or did his working class background in the poverty-stricken streets of Dewsbury have something to do with his constant flirtation with drugs and prison? In this bold memoir of an ordinary man trying to make a living in the face of social and financial barriers, truth is revealed that will echo in the annals of modern history. From his early life in a Catholic family growing up with his father and grandmother, Dave recounts the actions taken and choices made that set him down the path he has now sworn to put behind him forever. In hindsight, the three-day stint in a boys' remand centre near Leeds should have set Dave back on the straight and narrow but, never one for conforming, his unorthodox career leads him where desperation has led many other British gangsters down the years - to a life of crime and eventually to long sentences in prisons around the country. Having to endure police brutality, appalling conditions and the recurring shade of clinical depression, Dave's struggle to balance family life and the hounds of the law is a portrayal that refuses to shy away from many of the more grisly details others do not dare to voice. A forthright and compelling glimpse into the modern history of the working class, crime in Britain, and the prevalence of police brutality in the '70s and '80s, 'Wellies and Warders' is the memoir of an ordinary man with an extraordinary tale to tell of British gangsters, drugs and prison which will shock, awe, and amaze you.