Young Winstone (Hardback)
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Young Winstone (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 09/10/2014
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Ray Winstone's amazing talent for bringing out the humanity buried inside his often brutal screen characters - violent offender in Scum, wife-beater in Nil by Mouth, retired blagger in Sexy Beast - has made him one of the most charismatic actors of his generation. But how do these uncompromising and often haunting performances square with his off-duty reputation as the ultimate salt-of-the-earth diamond geezer? The answer lies in the East End of his youth. Revisiting the bomb-sites and boozers of his childhood and adolescence, Ray Winstone takes the reader on an unforgettable tour of a cockney heartland which is at once irresistibly mythic and undeniably real. Told with its author's trademark blend of brutal directness and roguish wit, Young Winstone offers a fascinating insight into the social history of East London, as well as a school of hard knocks coming-of-age story with a powerful emotional punch.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782112426
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 25 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A gripping insight into his youth . . . For fans of his violent turns in Scum, Nil by Mouth or Sexy Beast, this is a perfect literary counterpart. For everyone else, it's an engaging portrait of a boy done good * * Telegraph * *
Brilliant . . . Young Winstone is a must-read * * Shortlist * *
As much about London as his nascent career. Ray made such an impression in Scum that I still remember his prison number, and he is just as vivid on his formative years, losing his virginity at 14 standing up by the mini-golf, and generally running riot around Mile End. There'll be another volume, I hope * * Independent on Sunday, Best books on film in 2014 * *

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