The Gangsters Wife: An Empire Built on Cards

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The Gangsters Wife: An Empire Built on Cards

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The revealing story of Margaret McGraw and her life with gangster Tam The Licensee McGraw For almost four decades, Margaret Mags McGraw was a keeper of secrets. Her husband, Tam, the notorious Licensee, amassed a fortune by leading a safecracking gang before masterminding a spectacular ?50-million drugs racket. Mags was a devotee of Tarot cards and fortune telling, so when Tam and his associates wondered whether luck would be with them, it was to her that they turned. But Mags discovered that the cards gave signs that warned of much more than years in prison cells: they predicted death. Not only did she live with the awful knowledge that her friends would perish violently, but her cards also foretold when they would die. Furthermore, she learned that her own husband was also doomed to a fate that was unexpected by everyone but her. Tam died in the arms of the wife he called his rock while her secret lover frantically tried to save him.?Here, Mags reveals her gripping life story, from being a London clippie through often hilarious days running an ice-cream van during the infamous Glasgow Ice Cream Wars to managing a notorious bar, being agony aunt to the toughest criminals around, hiding a secret love, and sharing a life with The Licensee.

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The revealing story of Margaret McGraw and her life with gangster Tam The Licensee McGraw For almost four decades, Margaret Mags McGraw was a keeper of secrets. Her husband, Tam, the notorious Licensee, amassed a fortune by leading a safecracking gang before masterminding a spectacular ?50-million drugs racket. Mags was a devotee of Tarot cards and fortune telling, so when Tam and his associates wondered whether luck would be with them, it was to her that they turned. But Mags discovered that the cards gave signs that warned of much more than years in prison cells: they predicted death. Not only did she live with the awful knowledge that her friends would perish violently, but her cards also foretold when they would die. Furthermore, she learned that her own husband was also doomed to a fate that was unexpected by everyone but her. Tam died in the arms of the wife he called his rock while her secret lover frantically tried to save him.?Here, Mags reveals her gripping life story, from being a London clippie through often hilarious days running an ice-cream van during the infamous Glasgow Ice Cream Wars to managing a notorious bar, being agony aunt to the toughest criminals around, hiding a secret love, and sharing a life with The Licensee.
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Title The Gangsters Wife: An Empire Built on Cards Height
David Leslie Width
ISBN-13 9781845967307 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 Spine Width
Publisher Mainstream Publishing Pages 240
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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