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a gem of a book,
This review is from: Alastair Sim: The Real Belle of St Trinian's: The Star of "Scrooge" and The "Belles of St Trinian's" (Hardcover)
Mark Simpson has produced a real gem of a book about Sim. Not only does it provide insights about the man but also about cinema of this time. Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of biographies but I loved this book and found it difficult to put down, particularly as it got into its flow in the later chapters.
It had some wonderful details which demonstrates Simpson's exacting research. To his credit, Simpson refuses to speculate in the more torrid aspects of Sim's life, concentrating instead on the man's talents and contributions.
I am looking forward to Simpson's next biography - I only hope it will not be ten years before it materialises.