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4 NOVEMBER 2004
LORD OF MISRULE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTOPHER LEE (PB)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2004-09-06
Publication of Lord of Misrule: The Autobiography of Christopher Lee (paperback) written by the man himself. The book was first published by W.H. Allen in 1977 titled "Tall, Dark and Gruesome" which was republished in 1997 with the updated title, Tall, Dark and Still Gruesome.

"The story is gripping and brilliantly written by the man himself"
- Christopher Wood, The Times

From Bond baddie Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) to Count Dracula and the wizard Saruman in LORD OF THE RINGS, Christopher Lee's remarkable career has delighted and terrified fans young and old alike. But his life has proved just as strange as his films. Lee's family was descended from papal nobility, and an unusual home life was counterbalanced by his conventionally English education, as public school was followed by the RAF and dramatic wartime experiences.

After the war Lee entered the bizarre world of British films, and his success in Hammer's THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN proved to be the start of decades of cinematic triumphs ranging from Sherlock Holmes to THE WICKER MAN and SLEEPY HOLLOW. Recounted with Lee's characteristic self-deprecating wit and hilarious anecdotes, LORD OF MISRULE narrates the astonishing career of the man the GUARDIAN describes as simply 'the coolest actor on the planet'.

Book details:
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Orion Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0752859331
ISBN-13: 978-0752859330
Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 3.2 cm

About the author:
Christopher Lee is listed in the Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats as being the international star with the most screen credits to his name and was awarded the Film Critics' Dilys Powell Award for his work as an actor and services to the film industry. In 2001 he was awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Editor's note:
The hardback edition of Christopher Lee's book "Lord of Misrule" was published in 2003.

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