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And God Created Burton. Tom Rubython and Robert Hardy

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A sweeping family saga spanning 1898 to 1984 - stretching from the mining fields of South Wales to the film sets of Hollywood and from the playhouses of Cardiff to the grand theatres of Broadway - this far-reaching biography examines every detail and facet of the life of one of Britain's greatest-ever actors, Richard Burton.
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Myrtle Press
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Sue
Massive tome of a book that if dropped on someones head would kill them, despite the size of this bugger I read it in 4 days primarily because it was so well written with no boring bits whatsoever, the author clearly new his subject 'burton'incredibly well and it is facinating from beginning to end. Unlike a lot of biographies the narrator does not just go on and on about the career of the very wonderful Richard Burton but also on his personal life which is essentially what interested me. A faci ...more
Victoria Johnston
Richard Burton is the most intriguing actor of his generation - arguably the best stage actor at least. Some suggest he ruined his career by going to Hollywood and getting mixed up with Elizabeth Taylor. I would agree. Hollywood and Taylor were arguably the death of Richard Burton - surrounded by her "yes man" entourage he had nobody to stop him drinking to excess or living to excess. This is what ultimately killed him.

This was an amazing book- easy to read and well researched. It covered every
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David
WOW! What an interesting life!
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