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Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. How did this fearful figure become the most respected film director of the twentieth century? Hitch, as he preferred to be called, rigourously controlled the press' portrait of himself, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9780701169930 0701169931
OCLC Number: 904549174
Notes: Hardback.
Description: 288 pages ; 204 x 144 mm
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.

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Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. So how did this fearful figure become  Read more...

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"Superb, insightful short life... Deft and moving" -- Bee Wilson The Guardian "Irresistible" -- Louise Jury The Independent "An elegant and hugely enjoyable read" -- Alexander Larman Sunday Express Read more...

 
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