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On 8th June 2021 we successfully raised £5,417 with 179 supporters in 35 days

We are raising money to help us with the print costs of A Normal Life.

by Freedom Press in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Hitting our stretch target will allow us to even more easily print A Normal Life - the money go towards the printing costs, the author, and the translator fees


I never legislated, I never enforced, and I never

obeyed any laws! Laws dictated by the interests of a handful of rulers.

I came across their laws everywhere, but I never found justice.


I’ll remain with the unique ones; the uncatchables.

Those that consciously chose to lead their lives normally, reacting to an

abnormal world…

A Normal Life is the autobiography of Vassilis Palaiokostas, known to some as the 'Greek Robin Hood', to others as 'the uncatchable'. His is a life of kidnappings and robberies. A life lived in defiance of the police and of the state. For decades it has been a life lived as a fugitive. It is a life led extraordinarily.

He has become a modern folk hero of sorts, earning millions in robbed banks and kidnapped CEOs whilst distributing his gains to those who need it most. He is most famous for not only one but two helicopter escapes from the Korydallos Prison in Athens.

Vassilis Palaiokostas is hated by the authorities, deemed a terrorist, his freedom a continued insult to the Greek state. Now, translated to English for the first time, Palaiokostas tells his story in his own words. He does not justify his actions, but elaborates his motivations and dreams and their totality. 

A Normal Life is a gripping account of life on the run and in prison, of car chases, prison life, daring escapades and the camaraderie of bandit life. It is also the story of his motivations. 

He is still free.

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Freedom Press has been publishing pamphlets and books since the late 19th century covering a huge range of topics from an anarchist perspective. From introductions and critiques of capitalism, through contraception, marriage, love, to law, history and social policy, the many writers for Freedom Press have presented some of the most brilliant and offbeat writing of the last hundred years.

Since the turn of the Millennium Freedom has continued to publish and bring back into print many of its most important works, alongside a wide range of new titles. 

Freedom Press is run by a collective of volunteers.

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