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'From the mid 1960s, a brazen band of Australian thieves ran riot in London for more than a decade, pulling off the most daring heists Scotland Yard had ever seen. They were tagged by the Press as the Kangaroo Gang.

'The gang, led by the charismatic 'King' Arthur Delaney, targeted the plush emporia of Knightsbridge and the fine jewellers of Mayfair. But the King didn' t stop there, criss-crossing Europe to lay siege to the luxury retailers of Paris, Brussels, Rome and beyond.

'The Kangaroo Gang operated at a time before closed-circuit television cameras. They elevated shoplifting to an art form practised without guns or violence. The King always found a way to simply 'disappear' with the loot.

'This is also a love story between the King and his 'Queen' Alexis, who tried to tame the greatest of travelling thieves. The King's 30-year criminal odyssey culminated in the biggest job of his career - six million pounds worth of precious gems from Asprey of London, jeweller to the Queen - in broad daylight.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
      Alternative title: The Adventures of Arthur Delaney and the Kangaroo Gang
      Extent: xi, 196p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9781742371474 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of King of Thieves Adam Shand , 2010 single work biography
Untitled Derek Pedley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 June 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of King of Thieves Adam Shand , 2010 single work biography
Untitled Michael Kitson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 8 2010; (p. 41)

— Review of King of Thieves Adam Shand , 2010 single work biography
Untitled Michael Kitson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 8 2010; (p. 41)

— Review of King of Thieves Adam Shand , 2010 single work biography
Untitled Derek Pedley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 June 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of King of Thieves Adam Shand , 2010 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of King of Thieves Adam Shand , 2010 single work biography
Last amended 9 May 2011 14:14:15
Subjects:
  • London,
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    England,
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    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
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