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Alfred Hitchcock

(2015)
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Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping short biography, Peter Ackroyd wrests the director's chair back from the master of control to reveal a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashed a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances throughout Hitchcock's story, just as the director did in his own films: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, James Stewart and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren, who endures cuts and bruises from a fearsome flock of real birds. Perceptive and intelligent, Alfred Hitchcock is a fascinating look at one of the most revered directors of the twentieth century.



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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-385-53741-7 / 978-0-385-53741-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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June 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: Alfred Hitchcock
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4448-2846-0 / 978-1-4448-2846-7 (UK edition)
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April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alfred Hitchcock
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-6993-1 / 978-0-7011-6993-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alfred Hitchcock
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-525-43479-8 / 978-0-525-43479-5 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alfred Hitchcock
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-09-928766-8 / 978-0-09-928766-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: #N/A: A Brief Life
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Alfred Hitchcock
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Anchor
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