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The art of getting busted

How Not to Smuggle would have been a better title for Francis Morland’s The Art of Smuggling — about his years as a gentleman drug trafficker

9 January 2016

9:00 AM

9 January 2016

9:00 AM

The Art of Smuggling: The Gentleman Drug Trafficker Who Turned Britain On Francis Morland, with Jo Boothby

Milo, pp.271, £17.99, ISBN: 9781908479853

The Art of Smuggling comes garlanded with fraternal encomia from Howard ‘Mr Nice’ Marks, Phil Sparrowhawk (author of Grass) and Maurice O’Connor (author of The Dealer), but it seems the author was hardly a master of his chosen art. As Eddie the Eagle was to skiing, so was Francis Morland to drug trafficking.

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