The Guv'nor Tapes, Paperback


"The Guv'nor" was a classic book that started an entire genre.

It was the original and incredible true story of the world's greatest hard man, Lenny McLean.

Ever since it was published, fans of Lenny have been clamouring to know more and more about this legendary figure.

Now, at last, Lenny's co-author Peter Gerrard has gathered together the stories that Lenny told about his life that did not make it into the original book...Lenny McLean's life story is an inspirational one.

A bare-knuckle fighter by profession, he was one of the most notorious figures ever to emerge from the East End of London.

Whoever you were, if you did right by the Guv'nor, you'd have a friend for life; if you crossed him, it would be at your peril.

His untimely death in 1998, following a battle against cancer, was a tragic loss for family and friends and left his legions of fans shocked and bereft.

Now those fans have a unique opportunity to learn more about their hero.

So packed with adventures, bouts, rucks and amazing stories was Lenny's life that it would have been impossible to fit his whole life into one book. Thanks to the conversations between Lenny and his 'book man' Peter Gerrard, the parts of his life that were not revealed before are now within these pages to be enjoyed and treasured by generations of his admirers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 1 X 8 page b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781844543588



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