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 screen 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 is a fascinating social history of East London, as well as a school of hard knocks coming-of-age story with a powerful emotional punch.
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|Size: ||7.5 MB|
|Publisher: ||Canongate Books|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781782112440 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|