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on 29 May 2005
At long last a decent book has arrived about the fascinating Screaming Lord Sutch.
Known to many as one of Britain's true eccentrics, the public were largely unaware of the sadness and mental health problems in his life, as were his family and friends it seems.
This account of his life is very well researched and covers every aspect of his life and career and is written in a gripping way which will ensure you will finish the book in a matter of days.
Anyone who has a slight interest in Lord Sutch will find this a riveting, informative, funny and sad read.
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on 24 May 2010
Thoroughly researched and well structured, this book paces out the career of the horror rock and roll and political performer known as "Screaming Lord Sutch". The details put the life of this unusual personality and his ground breaking work into historical perspective.

I scored the book down from an "I like" to an "OK" as although at first really enjoying it, it was spoilt for me by conjecture (his attempt at "the Man" bit of the title), making it on occasion too gossipy, almost snide for my taste. Lord Sutch must have suffered overwhelmingly as a typical "sad clown", and so I would have preferred the author had stuck to the facts, which he relates well, and let Lord Sutch's life speak for itself.

Secondly, the author makes surprisingly peevish references to those relatives who obviously rejected his invitation to contribute. Since he states he knew Lord Sutch for 30 years or so, did he believe he would have approved of this? Although a consumate self publicist, Lord Sutch seems to have successfully protected his family from the spotlight for all these years, so maybe he wasn't as mad as he seemed.

These two issues I had with his approach, show more about the author than about the subject of his work. But despite the above disappointments, I would still recommend it as an informative and readable book, which reminds us of one of England's most free spirited, longest serving and longest haired sons, in the realms of both music and politics.
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VINE VOICEon 1 February 2008
I happened across this book while looking for something a bit 'different'.
I'm very glad that I did. It's wonderfully researched and written and is a deeply revealing insight into the life of a man who presaged many modern facets of Britain (pet passports, votes for 18 year olds etc).
A wonderfully and blissfully unaware character, definitely larger than life David (lord) Sutch clearly never had a hateful or hurtful bone in his body.
I recommend this book very highly even if the name Screaming Lord Sutch never meant anything to you before you read about him.
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on 11 July 2015
It was like living my life over again - You see David Lord Sutch and Myself grew up together in Charteris Road, Kilburn, London, NW6. And later in Harrow - David at South Harrow and Me at the Pinner Road, Harrow.
We went to the same School - Salusbury Rd, Kilburn. Then David was expelled to Percy Road, Paddington. ( I wont tell you why ) I worked for David Sutch on the Gun-Towers, Thames Estuary, RADIO SUTCH..and also when he had the Rock Group THE RAVING SAVAGES.
David and I were good friends for many years, and it was a sad day when he died.. He will always be remembered fondly by a lot of people who knew and worked with him.
This Book by Graham Sharpe is a very fair account of a man who made Britain Larf, and there ain't many who can do that these days.
Regards, from COLIN DALE-MILLS. www.colindaleradiosutch.com
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on 19 October 2015
this is a great read .it is well researched and very entertaining.
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on 2 August 2016
Delivered promptly and goods were as specified
Recommended
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on 2 December 2014
great
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