For 40 years, Howard Marks travelled the world as an international businessman – and Britain’s biggest dope smuggler – before being locked up in America’s toughest prison. In Becoming Mr Nice, Marks’ daughter Amber brings to life an extraordinary montage of previously unseen material from his rollercoaster life.
Interlaced with comic observations from Howard’s private letters as well as Amber’s incisive commentary, Becoming Mr Nice is a uniquely personal insight into one of Britain’s most remarkable characters. Featuring transcripts and surveillance exhibits from Howard’s trial at the Old Bailey in 1981, alongside his own typescript account of his time on the run in the 1970s and records of the international surveillance operation mounted against him, this is the essential companion volume to Marks’ million-copy-selling autobiography Mr Nice (1996).
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Becoming Mr Nice by Amber Marks
Available now from No Exit Press
(9780857303936, h/b, £19.99)