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Sid James: A Biography by Cliff Goodwin


Sid James: A Biography by Cliff Goodwin

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.


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 *

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th November 2011


Cliff Goodwin

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Virgin Books an imprint of Ebury Publishing


256 pages


Biography: arts & entertainment
Individual actors & performers
Films, cinema



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