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Mr Nice and Mrs Marks: Adventures with Howard

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The ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ adventures of the world's most notorious dope smugglers.

Howard Marks’s story has passed into hippie folklore. At one time, the world’s then most wanted man had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines and 25 registered companies. But this is only half the story. Intimately involved throughout was Marks’s wife Judy.

Now, for the first time, she tells her own side
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 11th 2006 by Ebury Press
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Susan Grossey
Having read "Mr Nice" (by Judy's ex-husband Howard), I thought it would be interesting to read about the same events from another point of view. And it was, but it all became rather same-y: Howard does something illegal, Judy is surprised when the police get involved, Howard promises to go straight and doesn't, Judy is upset. It was all a bit self-indulgent, and entirely lacking in remorse for the lives ruined by the drugs sold by Howard.
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Shelves: read-in-2011
Not sure about this. Interesting history but is a list of countries, riches, privileges etc. So knowing she was complicit in a lot of DHM's activities, it is hard to feel sympathy when it all goes tits up.
Jayne
Jun 08, 2011 Jayne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is only worth a read if you have read mr nice by howard marks. As it does fill in some of the gaps that are missing in his autobiography. Judy I find is a bit of an annoying character and really hasn't got the charm an charisma that Howard has.
Samir Dhond
Although this is a well regarded book, I found it very ordinary. Nothing extraordinary and it is not even a nice read to kill time. Very disappointed with the book.
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