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27 November 2021

9:00 AM

27 November 2021

9:00 AM

Based on a True Story: A Writer’s Life Anthony Holden

Simon & Schuster, pp.384, 20

After a career spanning 50 years, 40 books and about a million parties, Anthony Holden has written a memoir. Based on a True Story is bookended by touching accounts of his childhood and old age. Born in 1947, Holden grew up in Southport. His adored grandfather, Ivan Sharpe, played football for England, winning gold at the 1912 Olympics.

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