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21st anniversary edition of Howard Marks' bestselling autobiography, with a new introduction by Irvine Welsh

21ST ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IRVINE WELSH
He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him.

During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world.

At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuana, and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, he was arrested and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana. He was released in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence.

Told with humour, charm and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.

'The story of a remarkable life, lived by the very brilliant and exceptionally wonderful Mr Nice'
Irvine Welsh

'Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal'
GQ

'A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric'
Loaded
'A folk legend'
Daily Mail

Reviews

Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal

GQ

A folk legend... Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone

Daily Mail

A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness

Loaded

Racy...with plenty of globe trotting colour

Independent

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784705909

    August 14, 2017

    Vintage

    560 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Paperback

    9780099542155

    December 1, 2011

    Vintage

    RRP $27.99

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  • Paperback

    9780749395698

    August 22, 1997

    Vintage

    560 pages

    RRP $29.99

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    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
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  • EBook

    9781407066301

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    560 pages

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    • Amazon Kindle
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    • Booktopia NZ

Also by Howard Marks

Senor Nice
The Score
Sympathy for the Devil
101 Uses Of A Dead Roach
Howard Marks' Book Of Dope Stories

Recommendations

Green Is The New Black
Helter Skelter
The Stoccos
Mindhunter
Unmasked
Lean In
Rising Strong
Persepolis I & II
Red Notice
Home Sweet Murder
The Sun Does Shine
Outliers
Matilda
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Blitzed
Princesses Behaving Badly
The Boat
Undercover
One of the Family
American Desperado