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5.0 out of 5 stars

on 20 January 2010
R.C. Sherriff writes in a most immediate way drawing on wonderful observational skills that delicately capture day-to-day experiences. This book charts his autobiographical journey as an emerging playwright who became extremely successful with'Journey's End' in the 1920s. Not only does the reader follow alongside Mr Sherriff as his prestige unfolds, but we get the 'feel' of London in the 1920s and 30s, and experience the world of the West End theatre and the ambience surrounding it. His fame transfers to America and, again, Mr. Sherriff replicates the aura of the time with his fine pictures of Hollywood, film-making, rail and sea travel and the mechanics of communication 1930s-style. A most skilful and absorbing writer.
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