Sid James: A Biography
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Sid James: A Biography

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Covering Sid's early years in South Africa and life as a ladies' hairdresser, his obsession with gambling and women, his questioning by Scotland Yard in a murder case, "Hancock's Half Hour" and "The Carry On films", and Sid's death on stage at the age of 63, Cliff Goodwin reveals the amazing truth behind the legend.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 15mm | 142g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 0753539136
  • 9780753539132
  • 377,209

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"Fascinating reading and funny." Loaded "reveals the true nature of the popular star." Bookseller "very good read indeed" Film Review "this is a classic" Bookcaseshow more

About Cliff Goodwin

Sid James is one of Cliff Goodwin's four best-selling biographies. He is also the author of To Be A Lady: The Story of Catherine Cookson, When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock and Evil Spirits: The Life of Oliver Reed. Cliff Goodwin was born in London in 1950. He was educated in Slough, Berkshire, and joined the town's weekly newspaper as a trainee journalist in 1968. Since then he has worked in newspapers, magazines, public relations and for the local radio. His coverage of the 1988 Lockerbie air crash earned him a regional press award. In 1993, after 25 years of journalism, he decided to concentrate on full-time writing. He lives in the north-east of England.show more

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"reveals the true nature of the popular star."show more

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47 ratings
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