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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752893505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752893501
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,133,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Graham Lord's meticulous research in this intimate biography leaves no stone unturned" SOUTH WALES ARGUS

About the Author

Graham Lord was literary editor of the Sunday Express for 23 years and is the author of numerous acclaimed biographies, including James Herriot and Niv.

More About the Author

Graham Lord has published nineteen books: nine novels, seven biographies, two autobiographies, and an anthology of his short stories, essays, travel articles and journalism, 'Lord of the Files.' All of them are available as Amazon Kindle ebooks, and descriptions and reviews of all his books can be read at and

His most recent novel is a comic adventure/love story about a small Caribbean island, 'Under a Hammock Moon,' and his most recent memoir describes more than a hundred writers, actors, politicians and other celebrated people whom he met during forty years as a Fleet Street journalist, 'Lord's Ladies and Gentlemen: 100 Legends of the 20th Century.'

His books have been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Russian and Chinese.

Born in 1943 in Southern Rhodesia and also educated in what is now Zimbabwe, he was raised in Mozambique, took an honours degree in History at Cambridge, edited the university newspaper Varsity and joined the Sunday Express in London, where he spent 23 years as Literary Editor, wrote a weekly column about books and interviewed almost every major English language author of the 1960s to 1990s, from P. G. Wodehouse and Graham Greene to Muriel Spark and Ruth Rendell.

In 1987 he launched the £20,000 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and after leaving the Sunday Express in 1992 wrote regularly for The Daily Telegraph, The Times and the Daily Mail, and from 1994 to 1996 he edited the short story magazine Raconteur.

He has two daughters, lives in the West Indies and the South of France with his wife, Juliet, a highly talented artist, and he is writing his tenth novel.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CarmenJones on February 25, 2011
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Admittedly I'm not a massive fan of Collins, I did enjoy both of her memoirs detailing her life. While others would call her acting, and off screen exploits vapid. One has to admit Collins is certainly not dull. The author of this book though, is extremely boring. His writing is listless. I was unable to get through the book because of the tepid writing.

PASS on this. Read Collins own words instead.
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