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My secret uncle - Ian Dowding

Features | By Ian Dowding


For 50 years, Ian Dowding’s mother never told him her brother was Ronnie Biggs

I always had this sneaky feeling that my mother had a secret. Something was not quite right, like that annoying piece of the jigsaw you find is missing only when the puzzle is complete. My parents had lived through the Second World War, and their families were affected by both wars – loved ones lost, relationships fractured. ...


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