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on 12 May 1999
Diana Dors was always popular with the British public and remained so until her death in 1984. It is strange that she should have been neglected to the extent that she has been. This biography goes some way to rectify this, introducing not only Diana Dors herself, but the entertainment world of 50s Britain to a new generation. Although this book is disappointing in the way it rushes through the later part of Dors' life, Wise does seem to capture the spirit of Dors and the many direct quotes from her give an authentic quality to his portrayal of her. I enjoyed this book, but then I always enjoyed Dors' films and TV appearances. Not strictly for Dors fans, it helps to have a healthy interest in "glamour" and showbiz gossip. A real "holiday read".
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on 5 June 1999
In his first book, Damon Wise shows surprising maturity in this well-researched biography of the late lamented Diana Dors. Wise's prose is always sharp and to the point, painting a colourful picture of 50s London. I give this thoroughly entertaining book my heartfelt recommendation.
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on 22 August 2000
An interesting read about a very complex person. This is a ideal book for people who did not know about the most colourful life of Diana Dors. Well written and investigated book.
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on 7 November 2015
So sad but simply brilliant X
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on 10 March 2016
Enjoyable
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on 19 December 2000
Although reasonably interesting and informative, this is a typical second-tier biography of a second-tier entertainer: Not much more than a recitation of events, with little insight or depth, and indifferently written and edited. And there are errors. For example, the author writes that Marilyn Monroe died in 1964, at which point she had been dead and encrypted for two years. And I was intrigued by the announcement that Simone Silva was found dead on "31 November." There is, of course, no such date.
Still, if you're looking for information on sexy Diana Dors, you're unlikely to find it anywhere but in "Come by Sunday."
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