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The Unusual Suspect

by Machell, Ben
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It is 2007, a time of recession and impending climate crisis, and one young man decides to change the world.

Meet Stephen Jackley, a British geography student with Asperger's Syndrome. Aged just twenty-one, obsessed with the idea of Robin Hood, and with no prior experience, he resolved to become a bank robber. He would steal from the rich and give to the poor.

Jackley used disguise, elaborate escape routes and replica pistols to successfully hold up a string of banks, making away with thousands of pounds. He committed ten robberies in south-west England over a six-month period and bank notes marked with 'RH' - 'Robin Hood' - began finding their way into the hands of the homeless. The police, despite their concerted efforts, had no idea what was going on or who was responsible. That is until Jackley's ambition got the better of him.

This is his story.

Contributors

Author:
Machell, Ben

Further information

Media Type:
Taschenbuch
Publisher:
Canongate Books Ltd.
Biography Artist:
Machell, Ben

Ben Machell is a feature writer for The Times and The Times Magazine and a contributor to publications including VICE, ES Magazine and Esquire. He has been shortlisted for Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards.

@ben_machell

Review:
Stephen Jackley, the "Robin Hood" bank robber, is an Asperger's student with an incredible, increasingly dark story, which Machell tells with Hollywood box-office wit, compassion and brio. With every page, you find yourself screaming "OH MY GOD - WHAT ARE YOU DOING, STEPHEN?", all the way up to him ending in US jail. How one young man's misguided plan to save the world went increasingly, dangerously wrong CAITLIN MORAN
Language:
Englisch
Number of Pages:
314
summary:
The remarkable true story of a modern-day Robin Hood, from Times feature writer Ben Machell

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
21 January 2021
Package Dimensions:
0.213 x 0.135 x 0.03 m; 0.32 kg
GTIN:
09781786897978
DUIN:
8R9BOKTBABS
Manufacturer Part Number:
37975337
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