Benny Green: words and music ; a biography
This entertaining biography of Benny Green charts his diverse life with the enthusiasm and empathy that can only be present when a son writes about a father. Dominic Green uses many of his father's own anecdotes to trace a life of literature and music which took its subject from nowhere to somewhere; from touring saxophonist to notable writer and much-loved broadcaster.
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A Marylebone Childhood
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