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Mr Smiley

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The last pill and testament from Britain's most famous and well-loved drug smuggler, Howard Marks.

Howard Marks is the most famous drug smuggler of his age and a hero to a generation. On his release from one of America's toughest prisons, Howard made a promise to himself to go straight. No more drugs, no more smuggling, no more fake passports. He would retire to a quiet life with his family in the Balearic Islands of Spain. It didn't quite work out that way.

This was the mid-'90s - the height of the ecstasy and clubbing boom - and Ibiza was at the very centre of the vortex for the "E generation". Pills had taken the place of marijuana, Paul Oakenfold had replaced The Rolling Stones as the music of the masses and every year an army of Brits headed south to lose themselves to the excesses of the island's increasingly wild clubs.

It wasn't long before Howard found himself trying pure ecstasy and rubbing shoulders with some of the kingpins of the pill trade, including some of Britain's most notorious gangsters, who were laundering millions of pounds of gold stolen in the legendary Brink's-Mat bullion raid. As Britons descended on Ibiza ahead of one of the greatest summers of the decade, Howard was preparing for his most outrageous operation yet.

Incredibly funny, moving and scabrous, Mr Smiley follows a journey to the heartland of the clubbing and British crime scene. It is also a fitting last word from one of Britain's best-loved bad boys.

    

Used availability for Howard Marks's Mr Smiley

Hardback Editions

2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament
Author(s): Howard Marks
ISBN: 1-5098-0966-X / 978-1-5098-0966-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament
Author(s): Howard Marks
ISBN: 1-5098-0968-6 / 978-1-5098-0968-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Smiley
Author(s): Howard Marks
ISBN: 1-5098-0967-8 / 978-1-5098-0967-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mr Smiley
Author(s): Howard Marks
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mr Smiley
Author(s): Howard Marks
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament
Author(s): Howard Marks
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK