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An interesting take on a British legend.
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".