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This had the feel of an extended magazine article rather than a complete biography. It does outline the whole life and career of the subject but in quite a sketchy fashion which never explores anything in real depth. It was, however enjoyable to read. The strength of the book was that Philip Oakes, the scriptwriter of the Hancock film 'The Punch and Judy Man', knew him personally and had some interesting anecdotes to share. As well as being amusing they do give some insight into Hancock's ...more