The mix of biography and memoir can be a little blurred and disjointed at times
"‘Godfrey’s Ghost’ is part biography, part memoir. As the author explains in his Prologue, it is a book written about his father Arnold mainly with his own young son in mind. Arnold Ridley (1896-1984) was well known before the Second World War as the dramatist and author of ‘Ghost Train’, though there were other less successful plays. As an actor he had a late flowering on TV in the late 1960s and 1970s as Private Godfrey, the oldest platoon member ..."
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