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Alfie is a cheeky chap, with an eye for the ladies. And the ladies have more than just an eye for him (lucky scamp). So far, so bleeding obvious. However, if you are like Charles Shyer, Director of the recent remake of the classic Michael Caine film, this is apparently all you know about ... Read review

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Alfie - The Real Story

AdvantagesOriginally written, dark, packs a punch

DisadvantagesOf its time - not a modern tale

"Alfie is a cheeky chap, with an eye for the ladies. And the ladies have more than just an eye for him (lucky scamp). So far, so bleeding obvious. However, if you are like Charles Shyer, Director of the recent remake of the classic Michael Caine film, this is apparently all you know about the book. Well, ladies and gentleciaoers I am here to tell you this book is not simple. Its not a fun little jaunt into the world of a fun little man who kissed ..." Read review
03.03.2005

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Type Play
Title Alfie
Author Bill Naughton
ISBN 0749083875; 0850317932; 1842621408

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