The Bonus of Laughter - Leslie Crowther; Jean Crowther;Hodder & Stoughton, 1994, TRASH in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A serious car accident in 1992 left Leslie Crowther with less than a fifty per cent chance of survival. Suffering major head injuries he spent seventeen days in a coma and only intricate surgery, nursing skill and the devotion of his family could bring him back. His recovery has been close to miraculous. Now just two years on he looks back on a life which has never been short of incident in this warm, witty, sometimes dark yet wonderfully honest autobiography. Leslie was always destined for a career in entertainment. From drama school he worked his way through theatre, variety and radio until his television breakthrough arrived with the children’s all-time favourite Crackerjack. With regular appearances, too, on The Black & White Minstrel Show, Leslie was barely off our screens. A firm favourite, he has remained that way ever since, with more recent successes including The Price is Right and Stars in Their Eyes. Yet behind the scenes, as Leslie vividly describes, he was fighting a long battle against alcoholism which came close to ruining his life and culminated in a period at Clouds House Treatment Centre in 1989.”