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5.0 out of 5 stars A unique perspective, 8 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: Connecting Dors: The Legacy of Diana Dors Written with the Collaboration of Jason Dors-Lake (Paperback)
This was never going to be another run-of-the-mill biog of Britain's No.1 pin-up/film star; rather it's Diana Dors' story told from the unique viewpoint of her youngest son. While the book does encompass Diana's early years and her development as an actress against a backdrop of post-War gloom and Hollywood glamour, it's her tumultuous love life which proves the more compelling. As for the spurious claim that this "borrows heavily from other biographies", given certain facts pertinent to Diana's life have been in the public domain for yonks to have excluded them would have been remiss; besides, much had already been published by Diana in her own lifetime.

Those seeking a blow-by-blow account of her film, theatre and television work should perhaps look elsewhere; those wanting a greater insight into Diana as a woman, a mother and of the destructive relationships which came to define her personal life, will find 'Connecting Dors' hard to put down, not least because Niema Ash writes with great empathy and emotional intelligence. I was moved to tears on learning of Jason's disturbing adolescence and of the addictions which resulted, and would hope that in laying this bare to scrutiny he engenders understanding, not scorn. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2012 10:28:49 GMT
Ian Payn says:
I disagree with every word, frankly, but at least this is a sensible attempt to rationalise whatever qualities the reader might think the book may have. What I find odd, though, is that "Samski", who can string a sentence together, seems to admire an author who can't. Still, horses for courses.
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