In this exceptionally frank and lucid memoir, actor Brian Blessed tells of his childhood and teen years in the South Yorkshire mining villages. With characteristic exuberance and sensitivity he recalls his modest beginnings; his mischievous adventures as part of a gang of small boys; his unexpected encounters with such luminaries as Picasso and Paul Robeson; his traumatic nervous breakdown at age 16; and his resolute, unwavering ambition to become an actor.
Like Blessed himself, The Dynamite Kid exudes a warmth of character and a richness of emotion that gives the reader a wonderfully vivid sense of the world in which Blessed grew up and a compelling insight into a man who is one of the most popular actors of our time.
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Goodreads rating: 4.04/5