Arthur Lowe died eighteen years ago, his hold on the public's
imagination and affection is as strong as ever.
became an actor when he was a sergeant fighting in the North
African desert during WW2 after helping one of his officers
build a theatre in Alexandria - the officer in question
is still alive and had been interviewed for the book.
character and career are fascinating, as is his relationship
with his alcoholic wife. Graham Lord is regarded as one
of the best biographers of popular characters. His previous
two books have both been bestsellers.