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Bumper by Larry Writer

Bumper by Larry Writer

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The Life & Times of Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell

by Larry Writer

Hachette Australia, 2011, ISBN 9780733624896, black and white photographic plates, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, (see photographs)

“Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell was the roughest, toughest street cop Australia has ever seen.  Strong as a bull, with cauliflower ears and fists like hams, Bumper’s beat from 1938 to 1976 was the most lawless in the land – the mean streets of Kings Cross and inner-city Sydney.  His adversaries were such infamous criminals as Abe Saffron, Lennie McPherson, Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh, as well as the local hooligans, sly groggers, SP bookies, pimps and spivs.
Criminals knew just where they stood: he would catch them, he would hurt them, and then he would lock them away.  And Bumper was just as notorious off the beat – playing legendary Rugby league for Newton, and representing Australia against England and New Zealand.”


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