| 13th June 2005 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 33 times | Liked 0 times

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13th June 2005

Author of Cardinal O'Brien's "Book of 2004" comes to Glasgow  

JOHN PRIDMORE “ an Ex East End London Gangster “ who converted to Catholicism approximately 14 years ago having spent most of his adolescence and adulthood involved in the East End of London's crime scene, is coming to Glasgow on Thursday 16th June 2005.  

He will be at Borders Book Store Glasgow from 6.00-7.00pm where he will tell his amazing story for 30 minutes and then be available for questions and book signings. This is a unique event to Meet the Man behind the Machete - please see below for what Cardinal O'Brien had to say about it and bring a friend to Borders and meet John.  

You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew  

Commenting on "From Gangland to Promised land" John Pridmore's autobiography, Cardinal O'Brien said the book was;  

A cautionary tale about one man's descent into a life of crime, drugs and violence. This searingly honest autobiography, by John Pridmore describes how the world of a happy-go-lucky eleven year old growing up in London s east end is shattered and destroyed by his parent's divorce."  

"In turmoil, he slides into attention-seeking youth then adult crime. Intimidation and brutal violence become the norm, but the sight of one of his victims bleeding and motionless on a pavement causes reappraisal and ultimately dramatic change."  

"This is above all a story of redemption. John returns to God and begins a painful but ultimately successful journey of recovery. A commendable slice of "real life" that celebrates humanity's capacity to change and God's endless capacity for love."  

Please contact Christine Ward at for more information  
01937 579730  


Peter Kearney  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  

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