Eileen MacKenney

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Born into a fog-ridden south London slum in 1931, Eileen Killick quickly learned to look after herself. Her brothers were wayward, her mum had TB and her dad was working all hours on the railways. By the time she was fourteen she had survived the Blitz, a spell in a care home and her mother's death, but she craved excitement, embarking on shoplifting sprees, liberating fur coats and rolling toffs up west with notorious 'queen of thieves' Shirley Pitts. Eileen soon found herself in borstal, put...

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Your First Mistake could be your last choose wisely

Q. What do you regret most?

A. being jealous and insecure when I was married

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Superman - the original superhero who swoops down in the nick of time to rescue those in need

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Winston Churchil because he was a strong leader and wouldnt admit defeat- like me i never surrender!

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Publishing my Biography BORSTAL GIRL - everyone said i couldnt do it and it was too much hard work, but here I am horrah!