Biographies & non-fiction

From his account of a post-war childhood in a home without books to a career in Britain’s film industry just as it began to go down the pan, and on to looking back on a literary life while contemplating what he knew would be the final chapter in his story, Chris’s three trenchant funny, perceptive and deeply moving memoirs should, as the Daily Mail commented on Paperboy, ‘be prescribed as a pick me up on the NHS.’