Fading Into the Limelight: The Autobiography

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Orion, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
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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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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Peter Sallis is best known for playing the character Clegg in the world's longest-running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine, which made its debut in 1973 and is still going today. He has also played the voice of Wallace in numerous episodes of Wallace and Gromit.

John A. Miller is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Cutdown, Causes of Action, and Tropical Heat. Miller's Jackson Street and Other Stories won the California Book Award for First Fiction. He lives in Georgia.

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