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  • Published: 15 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753539132
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

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 behing the legend.

  • Published: 15 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753539132
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Cliff Goodwin

Date: 2003-04-02Cliff Goodwin was born in London in 1950. He joined Slough's weekly newspaper as a trainee reporter in 1968 from where he embarked on a journalistic career. He has had news stories and features published in more than 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide, and his coverage of the Lockerbie air crash in 1988 earned him a regional press award. In 1993, after 25 years in journalism, he decided to concentrate on full-time writing and has since written numerous biographies of popular icons including Sid James, Tony Hancock and Oliver Reed.

Date: 2013-08-06Sid 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.

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Praise for Sid James: A Biography

Fascinating reading and funny.

Loaded

reveals the true nature of the popular star.

Bookseller

very good read indeed

Film Review

this is a classic

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