The Unusual Suspect: Tale of a latter-day Robin Hood’s doomed crime caper
Stephen Jackley’s efforts to steal from the rich and give to the poor saw him come a cropper before long, as retold in this entertaining account of his life of crime
The Unusual Suspect: The Remarkable True Story of a Modern-Day Robin Hood
By Ben Machell
Canongate Books, €20.25
In September 2007, Stephen Jackley embarked on what he considered his “duty”. A shy, socially awkward geography student with a mild form of autism, the 20-year-old from rural Devon liked hillwalking, astronomy and Star Trek. He was also obsessed with the legend of Robin Hood.
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