Inside the Kray Family: The Twins' Cousins Tell Their Story for the First Time by Rita Smith
Rita Smith and Joe Lee grew up alongside their infamous cousins. Joe lived under the same roof as Reg. Ron and Charlie and their tempestuous parents. Private and loyal to their family, they have never before spoken out in public. Now, for the first time they share their thoughts and memories with Peter Gerrard - the result is an intriguingly intimate portrait of the Kray family. Joe remembers one particular day when he and cousin Charlie were told to go and play outside. When they were allowed back into the house Violet was holding two identical black-haired babies. The twins had been born and life would never be the same again. Rita helps to unravel the mysteries surrounding Reg's early marriage to the beautiful Frances Shea and her subsequent suicide. Rita and Joe not only offer a wealth of previously unpublished stories and anecdotes about the twins, describe the personal relationships both within and outside the family and offer a fascinating insight into what went on behind closed doors, they also provide a family photograph album of never-before published photographs. Joe and Rita believe that the record should finally be set straight Inside the Kray Family does just that, providing an extraordinary insight into one of Britan's most infamous families from the late1800s to the present day.