The book was researched and authored by former pop star and radio DJ, Dave Cartwright.
'The full story is exclusively told in quality hardback, 324 pages, plus 8 pages of exclusive photographs. There is a full-cover dust-jacket and the book has contributions from Jimmy Page, Tim Rice, Chris De Burgh, Jeff Lynne and many others.'
(The first edition copies sold for £17.95 each.)
'Bittersweet - The Clifford T Ward Story' - a massive success!
On 13 January, 2000, the Kidderminster Shuttle reported that 'Record Collector' had rated the CTW biography among the 10 best 'rock' books of 1999 - placing it alongside books about The Beatles, David Bowie and Elvis Presley.
|To see a copy of the above mentioned article - return to the main
page (link at bottom of this page), then follow the links 'Articles',
then 'Bittersweet (biography) - Newspaper
For a review of the biography, by former CTW Fanzine editor Clive Winstanley, again return to the main page (link at bottom of this page), then follow the links 'Articles', then 'Review of 'Bittersweet - The Clifford T Ward Story''.
The 1000th, and final, copy of the first edition (hardback) was put up for auction throughout November - early December (2001), and the successful bidder was a Mr. Rob Townsend of London, who bid £750!!!
N.B. (November 2003) : The second edition of the biography - this time in paperback form - is now available.
The new edition concludes with an additional chapter covering Cliff's final days, and presenting a number of interesting items, 'scraps', anecdotes, etc., which have become available to the author since the first edition was published. In Dave Cartwright's own words 'it makes a complete biography even more complete'!
The book is available in the shops for £14.99.
Alternatively, you can obtain a (signed!) copy by sending a cheque for £13.99 (price includes p&p), and made payable to "The Friends of Clifford T Ward" to:
PO Box 3514
If you would like to confirm the above details first, you can e-mail Roy Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org