Charlie Chaplin

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    Charlie Chaplin

    Peter Ackroyd

    Chatto & Windus 2014

    Hardback 272pp Illustrated

    9780701169947   Product Code: 22817

    Although there were a few years of stability for the infant Charlie, his entertainer parents' estrangement and their problems with alcoholism and mental instability meant that he spent long periods of his childhood in workhouses and orphanages before starting in the theatre at the age of 14. Peter Ackroyd's succinct biography considers the artistic achievements and complex private life of the cockney comedian who became the most famous person in the world.

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