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Fading into the Limelight: The Autobiography

by Peter Sallis

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As one would expect, this is a gentle book, written by a gentle man. It is also a very British book, in that it is almost too modest. Could I honestly say that I know any more about Peter Sallis now than I did 236 pages ago?
Mr. Sallis was born in 1921 and, just occasionally, his opinion shows age (he feels that he was lucky to live through the best period in the history of music whereas, I know that he is wrong, because I did!) The wierdest part of the book is, undoubtedly, the final paragraph: 'Well, goodbye now. Thank you for having me. See ya, Compo.' ( )
  the.ken.petersen | Dec 7, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0752881663, Paperback)

For more than 30 years, Peter Sallis has played Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine, the world's longest-running sitcom. With his dry, cynical wit and cautious nature, Clegg has been taken to the hearts of his audience. Now the man behind this creation, and the voice of Wallace in Wallace & Gromit, is telling his story. From his early days in the RAF in World War II, through an extraordinary theatrical career that saw him perform alongside the likes of Joan Collins, John Gielgud, and Orson Welles, to the fame that came to him late in his career, Peter Sallis has a wonderful, heartwarming story to tell. Packed with brilliant stories and amusing anecdotes, this is a memoir that will appeal to Peter Sallis's millions of fans, as he looks back over his career with a warm glow of nostalgia.

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Veteran actor Peter Sallis is best known for his roles as Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine and as the voice of Wallace in the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit. Packed with stories and anecdotes, this memoir describes his early days in the RAF, his extraordinary theatrical career, and the fame that came to him late.… (more)

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