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Sid James: A Biography

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.
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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.


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

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