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    Smasher: The Life of Sid James (Paperback) By (author) Robert Ross


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    DescriptionEveryone thinks they know Sid James - the Carry On star and womaniser, who drank himself to death after the end of his affair with Barbara Windsor - but despite hundreds of scandalous newspaper exposes the real story of this complex actor has never been told. Now, this fascinating biography lays bare the life of British entertainment's most lovable rogue. Featuring never-before-published correspondence with Sid's friends, family and colleagues, and exclusive tales from his inner circle, Robert Ross shows how a Jewish boy from South Africa grew up to become the archetypal wise-cracking cockney, and explores the many facets of a man who was variously a war hero, serial seducer, inveterate gambler and comic icon.

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    The Life of Sid James
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Ross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 217 g
    ISBN 13: 9781907532160
    ISBN 10: 1907532161

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, APB
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 791.43028092
    BIC subject category V2: CVF
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, ATF, ATC
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    JR Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    JR Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
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    Author Information
    Robert Ross has been writing about and researching British entertainment history for more than a decade. He is the author of 15 books on British comedy, ranging from Monty Python to Benny Hill and the Carry On films. He regularly appears on TV and Radio and has hosted sell-out events at the National Film Theatre, interviewing The Goodies and the League of Gentlemen on stage, as well as attending the Edinburgh Festival and interviewing classic comedy stars like Terry Jones and Melvyn Hayes. He lives in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.