WorldCat Identities

Crosbie, James 1937-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 427 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Adventure stories  Biographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6103.R673, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Crosbie
 
Most widely held works by James Crosbie
Ashanti gold by James Crosbie( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African adventure ... a golden prize ... It's 1970's London and Glaswegian Colin Grant is finally free. After four years at Her Majesty's pleasure, Colin needs to make up for lost time, but when his firm's next robbery goes badly wrong, he knows it's time to move on - fast. A visit to his uncle in Ghana seems a great idea. In Africa, Colin finds a new way of life, new friends, and a land of unbelievable and almost irresistible riches. All he has to do is work out how to fly a planeload of gold out of the country without anyone - especially Major Judas Akaba - finding out
Peterhead porridge : tales from the funny side of Scotland's most notorious prison by James Crosbie( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's nothing much that's funny about a long stretch in Peterhead Prison, or is there? Behind the bars of one of the UK's toughest jails, you'll find the drugs, riots and fighting which make the headlines but, as the cons go about their daily routine, there's also humour and stories aplenty as some of the hardest and most violent men in British crime do their time. James Crosbie was Britain's most wanted man in 1974. With a successful business and an enviable lifestyle, heseemed to have everything going for him until he got bored with his life and turned to armed robbery. He ended up in Peterhead Prison, doing time with some of the hardest, and funniest, men in crime. Peterhead Porridge is a remarkable account of the people he met. People like The Saughton Harrier who escaped from prison by dressing up as a runner, complete with running vest and number, and joining in as arace went by. And another escapee, Tweety Pie, was so-called because, when he flew the coop, he had a nastycase of jaundice. Then there's Square Go, the prison warder who was always up for a fight. And discover the practical jokes that were the trademark of Glasgow's Godfather Arthur Thompson and what really happened when someone poured their porridge over his head in the breakfast queue. Funny, sad and at times barely believable, Peterhead Porridge is a unique insight into the other side of prison
Ashanti gold by James Crosbie( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1970s London and Glaswegian Colin Grant is finally free. After four years at Her Majesty's Pleasure, he needs to make up for lost time. But when his firm's next robbery goes badly wrong, he knows it's time to move on - fast. In Africa, Colin finds a new way of life and new friends. But, as he soon discovers, it's a land of unbelievable and almost irresistable riches
Armed and dangerous by James Crosbie( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Within half an hour, the place was buzzing. 'The airport's been shut down.' 'Bank robbers have dumped a car.' 'They've taken hostages.' 'They're tying to get out of the country.' The gossip ranged wide and wild as rumours spread. I got a lift back to the main terminal buildings and spotted our getaway car, highlighted by a ring of police and their colourful vehicles ... Born into poverty in a Glasgow tenement, James Crosbie went on to become Scotland's most notorious bank robber, the man behind the biggest heist in the country's history. Fearless, adventurous and mischievous, he saw suc
 
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Ashanti gold
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Peterhead porridge : tales from the funny side of Scotland's most notorious prisonArmed and dangerousPeterhead porridge : tales from the funny side of Scotland's most notorious prison
Languages
English (19)