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Peaky Blinders: The Real Story by Carl Chinn - Bookmark in Spalding's Book of the Week

The Peaky Blinders as we know them, thanks to the hit TV series, are infused with drama and dread.

But who were the real Peaky Blinders? Did they really exist?

Well-known social historian, broadcaster and author, Carl Chinn, has spent decades searching them out.

Peaky Blinders, The Real Story by Carl Chinn. (23260833)
Peaky Blinders, The Real Story by Carl Chinn. (23260833)

Now he reveals the true story of the notorious Peaky Blinders, one of whom was his own great grandfather and, like the Shelbys, his grandfather was an illegal bookmaker in back-street Birmingham.

Drawing together a remarkably wide-range of original sources, including rarely seen images of real Peaky Blinders and interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham's underworld and fact behind its fiction.

Peaky Blinders: The Real Story, by Carl Chinn (RRP £8.99). Available from Bookmark at £6.99. There's a further 20% discount off the book with the voucher in the Spalding Guardian (on sale December 5-11).

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