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Peaky Blinders, The real story of Birmingham’s most notorious gangs. Carl Chinn.

The popularity of the Peaky Blinders show continues to enthrall viewers with the much anticipated last series – and talk of a film too!

Peaky Blinder book c/othewhiskeynut

This very well researched & easily readable book traces the origins of the Peaky Blinders – or rather peaky blinders – a generic term attributed to street thugs operating in Birmingham from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.

As in a lot of popular culture – the facts paint a different picture to the highly stylised fictional tales of the Shelby family.

Those looking for historical authenticity would do well to read this book – it doesn’t preclude you from enjoying the show – & may even add to the experience.

Another way of heightening the enjoyment might be pouring a glass of Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey!

Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey – Product Of Ireland c/othewhiskyexchange

Halewood International have played a – ahem – blinder in releasing a range of spirits to accompany the success of the show.

New bottles c/obetterretailing

So much so they’ve announced the building of a new distillery in Birmingham to satisfy the demand!

Fact, fiction & reality all wrapped up in one!

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