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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£43.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and somewhat edgeworn with several small closed and open tears with a little loss. Price Clipped. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Offset to endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£28.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some small chips and nicks. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Blanks a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£23.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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Morecambe And Wise: You Can't See the Join by Jeremy Novick (£12.50)Publisher: Chameleon — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0233991751]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Knocked at the top corner of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joan Morecambe. Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: arts autobiography biography britain comedians drama entertainment eric ernie film great morecambe morecombe music performing personalities television theater theatre wise
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The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography by Stephen Fry (£12.50)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0718154835]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page otherwise a fine copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge on probation: a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist and failed suicide, convinced that at any moment he would be found out and flung away.

Instead, university life offered him love, romance and the chance to stand on a stage and entertain. He met and befriended bright young things like Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie and (after working out how to cheat the university examination system) emerged as one of the most promising comic talents in the country.

This is the intriguing, hilarious and utterly compelling story of how the Stephen the nation knows (or thinks it knows) began to make his presence felt as he took his first tentative steps in the worlds of television, journalism, radio, theatre and film. Shameful tales of sugar, shag and champagne jostle with insights into credit cards, classic cars and conspicuous consumption, Blackadder, Broadway and the BBC.

For all its trademark wit and verbal brilliance, this is a book that is not afraid to confront the aching chasm that separates public image from private feeling. Welcome to The Fry Chronicles, one of the boldest, bravest, most revealing and heartfelt accounts of a man’s formative years that you will ever have the exquisite pleasure of reading.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. [X] 438 pages. Tags: fry 0718154835 9780718154837 791.45028092 stephen 1957 television actors actresses britain comedians authors english 20th century jeeves wooster bipolar disorder personalities
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Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712679278]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges with a small nick at the top corner of the lower panel. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Frank Skinner is undoubtedly of one of the funniest and most successful comedians appearing on British screens. Born Chris Collins in 1957 he grew up in the West Midlands where he inherited his father’s passion for football, a West Bromich Albion supporter, along with a liking for alcohol. Expelled from school at 16 Frank held various jobs later going on to gain an MA in English Literature. Nurturing a serious drink problem from the age of fourteen, Frank eventually turned to Catholicism in 1987 and hasn’t had a drink since. He performed his first stand up gig in December 1987. His first television appearance in 1988 met with fits of laughter from the audience and 131 complaints, including one from cabinet minister Edwina Currie. He met fellow comedian David Baddiel in 1990 and the two went on to share a flat throughout the early 90’s and to create the hit TV series Fantasy Football League. Winner of the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival, Skinner’s is a unique mixture of laddish and philosophical humour which has won him the prime time ITV show — The Frank Skinner Show. Here, for the first time, Frank candidly tells us of the highs and lows of his fascinating life and career.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 327 pages. Tags: actors and anthem audience autobiography award baddiel biography britain comedians comedy david diaries ever fantasy film football for frank general great iconic individual jan largest lions music performers perrier personalities skinner stand-up television the theatre three unplanned
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Over the Limit: My Secret Diaries 1993-8 by Bob Monkhouse (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712677070]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Bob’s journals of the last few years are interwoven with memories of a life in comedy. There are meetings with remarkable comedians — some like Paul Merton at the height of their powers, others like Dick Emery and Benny Hill in sad decline — and Bob reflects on what makes comedians great. ‘All the good stuff I couldn’t put in my autobiography because there wouldn’t have been room for me!’ There has always been room for Bob in the hearts of the British public, and this very, very funny book is just one more reason why he so richly deserves his place in our affections.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 346 pages. Tags: comedians star scandals gossip famous infamous personalities royal variety performance peter sellers rex harrison dawson elton john larry grayson bing crosby beryl reid lang luciano pavarotti police bravery awards paparazzi snap entertainment business films plays television shows celebrity squares family fortunes
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Roseanne: My Lives by Roseanne Arnold (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712661921]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “In her explosive new book, top-rated TV star Roseanne Arnold once again breaks the mould and does the unexpected. The woman who’s seen it all — and done most of it — tells the unvarnished, uncensored truth about what has happened to her since ‘Roseanne’ became a hit. But success in Hollywood comes with a high price tag and Roseanne reveals the battles she has had to keep her own material on the show and make ‘Roseanne’ a programme about a three-dimensional woman in control of her life, not a victim of it.

Roseanne talks unflinchingly about the painful side of being herself: dealing with her family, her past, drugs and attacks in the press. She talks frankly about her personal life and her relationship with her soul mate, Tom Arnold.

This is a raw, raunchy and powerful memoir from a woman who has created the life she wanted without much help from anybody. She’s written the book that no star at the top ever dares write: she blows the lid off what it’s like to make it in Hollywood from the unique perspective of being a powerful player herself.

Quintessentialy Roseanne.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 249 pages. Tags: arnold roseanne 1952- comedians united states biography actors comedy autobiography entertainment performing arts television film music the autobiogr 0712661921 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Full Monty by Jim Davidson (£11.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316907774]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned and somewhat wavy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is Jim Davidson's own account of his turbulent life. The story is a rich tale of show business as seen from backstage in the star's dressing-room. It is a hilarious story but at times a very sad one. Now forty, Jim has lived life on the edge for twenty years and The Full Monty makes gripping and painfully funny reading.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: jim davidson britain’s best-loved comedians bad boy comedy tabloid press entertained british troops wooed political leaders theatres new faces contest prime time top-rating television series black bull lewisham ralph reader’s 1966 gang show jane beaumont julie gullick wentworth tricia duskey alison holloway tracy hilton boating afghan plains blazer’s windsor royal command performance drury lane leukaemia research the sharon alien leukaemia trust fishing horton kirby laurie mansfield
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The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846051614]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Peter Kay is, without doubt, one of Britain’s funniest and best loved comedians. And for the first time in his own words, he tells us how he came to achieve his extraordinary success and the hilarious journey that got him there. Growing up in his beloved Bolton, Peter spent his school days under the watchful eyes of the nuns who taught him as he whiled away the years trying to amuse the children around him. Peter dreamed of being a comedian from an early age and never had any doubt as to his true calling, whether it was performing impressions of Louis Armstrong and Frank Spencer for his family around the tea table or playing the role of the Lion in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, everybody knew what Peter’s destiny would be. Within a year of launching himself onto the comedy circuit, Peter Kay had won the 1997 Channel 4 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition and was later nominated for the Perrier Award. From then on, his rise to the top has been meteoric. Eagerly anticipated, The Sound of Laughter is an unpretentious, warmly nostalgic and brilliantly funny.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: entertainment autobiography television performing comedians biography edinburgh actresses festival britain writers theatre nowhere contest phoenix paddy's actors comedy nights funny peter arts film kay max
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Driving Miss Smith: A Memoir of Linda Smith by Warren Lakin (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340932783]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.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: and arts autobiography best-loved biography britain cancer comedian comedians died entertainment film from funniest general great humor lakin linda music nation operators ovarian performing personalities radio smith television theatre warren women
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Morecambe and Wise Untold by William Cook (£10.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780007247967]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: morecambe eric wise ernie comedians britain television personalities film music theatre performing arts entertainment england friends associates
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My Favourite People and Me 1978-1988 by Alan Davies (£10.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718154878]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Alan Davies was always a hoarder. Pages from Smash Hits, rolled-up gig posters, Cup Final ticket stubs, Woody Alien paperbacks, NME covers and Blondie calendars filled boxes once used to ferry shopping home from supermarkets (back when supermarkets would leave boxes out for the ferrying of shopping). Not much that came down from Alan’s bedroom wall made it into the bin, never mind the uninvented bin-liner.

Growing up is not easy. So many decisions: who to revere, Sheene or McEnroe? Who to imitate, Starsky or Hutch? Who to dislike overnight in an effort to show maturity, Thatcher or Scargill? How to decide which pin-ups to unpin when a batch of Animal Rights leaflets or a satirical poster of Ronald Reagan demand wall space? The Impressionable Age of a young man lasts around a decade and the idols and icons of that period can reveal much of the time and of the impressed subject.

Nostalgic, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, My Favourite People & Me 1978-1988is an affectionate trip through a suburban childhood in Essex and an eighties education in Kent. As Alan says, ‘an attempt to remember who and what I liked as a boy/youth/idiot and to work out why. There are also some pictures. ’”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XV] 375 pages. Tags: 0141041803 0718154878 9780141041803 actors actresses alan and biography britain childhood comedians davies eighties great humor humour nineteen television youth
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The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry (£10.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0718154835]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge on probation: a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist and failed suicide, convinced that at any moment he would be found out and flung away.

Instead, university life offered him love, romance and the chance to stand on a stage and entertain. He met and befriended bright young things like Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie and (after working out how to cheat the university examination system) emerged as one of the most promising comic talents in the country.

This is the intriguing, hilarious and utterly compelling story of how the Stephen the nation knows (or thinks it knows) began to make his presence felt as he took his first tentative steps in the worlds of television, journalism, radio, theatre and film. Shameful tales of sugar, shag and champagne jostle with insights into credit cards, classic cars and conspicuous consumption, Blackadder, Broadway and the BBC.

For all its trademark wit and verbal brilliance, this is a book that is not afraid to confront the aching chasm that separates public image from private feeling. Welcome to The Fry Chronicles, one of the boldest, bravest, most revealing and heartfelt accounts of a man’s formative years that you will ever have the exquisite pleasure of reading.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 438 pages. Tags: fry stephen jeeves and wooster bipolar disorder television personalities great britain biography actors actresses comedians authors english 20th century
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The Road To Mars by Eric Idle (£10.50)Publisher: Boxtree — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 075222414X]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. A nice copy.Description: Carlton is an android who works for Alex and Lewis, two comedians from the 22nd century. His problem as a computer is that he doesn't understand irony, so he is studying 20th century comedy (like that of Monty Python) to search for the comedy gene!! 309pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Paul Hess.
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Common as Muck: The Autobiography of Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown by Roy Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Time Warner — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316029874]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper would be Very Good were it not for the light shelf wear to the top edges and a small scuff to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “By the time he was nineteen, Royston Vasey had married, divorced, fathered two children, spent two years in Britain’s toughest Borstal, served three prison stretches and been stabbed white in the Merchant Navy. He thought his only career choice would be a life of crime. Fifteen years later he was one of Britain’s most successful comics, playing live to half a million fans a year as Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown. From an impoverished childhood with his abusive father, to his brand of comedy too rude for television and his determined fight against throat cancer, “Common as Muck” is a frank telling of a remarkable life, laced with Roy’s irrepressible humour.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 369 pages. Tags: autobiography controversial entertainment entertainers successful television performing blackpool biography comedians richards variety cabaret royston theatre britain dawson chubby vasey comic award shows film arts club pier hall dave lee roy les
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Look Who It Is!: My Story by Alan Carr (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0007278225]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Hello and welcome to my life. Oh, and what a life! From the grimness of doing data entry for Mr Dog to the dizzy heights of The Friday Night Project and performing for Her Majesty at the Royal Variety Performance. My life’s been like a log flume, up and down with a couple of damp patches in the middle. Take my hand, I want to lead you through my life. Within these pages you will come face to face with my parents, my dog Minstral, my friends and a whole load of waifs and strays that have helped to make my journey that little bit more memorable. When you read Look Who It Is! I’m sure you’ll agree — it’s just been one thing after another.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 301 pages. Tags: entertainment personalities autobiography individual best-loved performers television performing britain's biography comedians theatre britain actors film arts carr alan
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My Dad Was Nearly James Bond by Des Bishop (£9.50)Publisher: Penguin — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1844882780]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “For years acclaimed comedian Des Bishop wanted to write a show about his father. Mike Bishop was a model and actor who gave up that life to become a hard-working man of the suburbs — a good husband, a caring father, a responsible citizen. Still, he sometimes talked wistfully about the glamorous life he might have had.

All that changed after Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2009. His regrets about his fantasy other life crumbled. He cherished his family and they came together to surround him with love, laughter, tears and talk. Lots of talk. The insights that emerged during Mike Bishop’s illness became the show Des always wanted to stage. He and his father collaborated on My Dad Was Nearly James Bond — a hilarious, outrageous and moving celebration of what Des calls ‘the heroics of fatherhood’. The show has attracted rave reviews and sell-out audiences around the world.

Mike Bishop died in February 2011. Now Des has written a memoir inspired by the stage show, by the startling discoveries he made about his father’s background before he died, and by his own realization of what it means to finally grow up. The book is a funny, wise and unforgettable story of a father, a son and what really matters.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VII] 293 pages. Tags: bishop mike 1936-2011 motion picture actors and actresses united states biography models persons cancer patients fathers sons fatherhood comedians ireland autobiography family relationships health fitness diseases coping with illness intergenerational memoirs des 1844882780
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My Favourite People and Me 1978-1988 by Alan Davies (£9.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0718154878]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Alan Davies was always a hoarder. Pages from Smash Hits, rolled-up gig posters, Cup Final ticket stubs, Woody Alien paperbacks, NME covers and Blondie calendars filled boxes once used to ferry shopping home from supermarkets (back when supermarkets would leave boxes out for the ferrying of shopping). Not much that came down from Alan’s bedroom wall made it into the bin, never mind the uninvented bin-liner.

Growing up is not easy. So many decisions: who to revere, Sheene or McEnroe? Who to imitate, Starsky or Hutch? Who to dislike overnight in an effort to show maturity, Thatcher or Scargill? How to decide which pin-ups to unpin when a batch of Animal Rights leaflets or a satirical poster of Ronald Reagan demand wall space? The Impressionable Age of a young man lasts around a decade and the idols and icons of that period can reveal much of the time and of the impressed subject.

Nostalgic, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, My Favourite People & Me 1978-1988is an affectionate trip through a suburban childhood in Essex and an eighties education in Kent. As Alan says, ‘an attempt to remember who and what I liked as a boy/youth/idiot and to work out why. There are also some pictures. ’”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XV] 375 pages. Tags: 0141041803 0718154878 9780141041803 actors actresses alan and biographies biography britain childhood comedians davies eighties entertainment great humor humour memoirs nineteen television youth
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My Shit Life So Far by Frankie Boyle (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007324499]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 291 pages. Tags: actors arts autobiography biography boyle comedians entertainment film frankie general individual music performers performing personalities scotland television theatre
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The Bonus of Laughter by Leslie Crowther; Jean Crowther; (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034062468X]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.Description: 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.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 6.50 pages. Tags: television's broadcasting crackerjack television performing alcoholism programmes comedians biography crowther popular hosting general britain theatre against england battle leslie great music price right games shows stars their film arts such long eyes most the
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The Bonus of Laughter by Leslie Crowther; Jean Crowther; (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034062468X]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.Description: 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.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 6.50 pages. Tags: television's broadcasting crackerjack television performing alcoholism programmes comedians biography crowther popular hosting general britain theatre against england battle leslie great music price right games shows stars their film arts such long eyes most the
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The Bonus of Laughter by Leslie Crowther; Jean Crowther; (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034062468X]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.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “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.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 6.50 pages. Tags: entertainers broadcasting television's crackerjack performing miraculous alcoholism best-loved television programmes successes comedians britain’s biography seventeen recovery accident crowther general hosting britain courage against england popular theatre leslie battle public fatal stars great music price shows games right their such long eyes make days arts coma film most near the own car and for
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The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay (£9.50)Publisher: Century — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1846051614]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Peter Kay is, without doubt, one of Britain’s funniest and best loved comedians. And for the first time in his own words, he tells us how he came to achieve his extraordinary success and the hilarious journey that got him there. Growing up in his beloved Bolton, Peter spent his school days under the watchful eyes of the nuns who taught him as he whiled away the years trying to amuse the children around him. Peter dreamed of being a comedian from an early age and never had any doubt as to his true calling, whether it was performing impressions of Louis Armstrong and Frank Spencer for his family around the tea table or playing the role of the Lion in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, everybody knew what Peter’s destiny would be. Within a year of launching himself onto the comedy circuit, Peter Kay had won the 1997 Channel 4 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition and was later nominated for the Perrier Award. From then on, his rise to the top has been meteoric. Eagerly anticipated, The Sound of Laughter is an unpretentious, warmly nostalgic and brilliantly funny.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: entertainment autobiography television performing comedians biography edinburgh actresses festival britain writers theatre nowhere contest phoenix paddy's actors comedy nights funny peter arts film kay max
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By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz (£8.50)Publisher: London: Headline — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747270732]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “When artist Dylan O’Connor pulls into a motel off the Arizona interstate highway, all he wants to do is relax with his autistic brother Shepherd, and get a good night’s sleep. Yet within the hour he finds himself bound, gagged and being injected with some mysterious fluid by a lunatic ‘doctor’ who claims that Dylan will be the carrier for ‘his life’s work’.

Jillian Jackson, a comedian, is midway through her tour of seedy cocktail lounges and second-rate comedy clubs, accompanied only by her pet pot plant Fred. Her plans for stardom are dramatically altered, however, when she too falls victim to the same eccentric scientist, who makes off with her beloved Cadillac.

The doctor warns his victims that he is being pursued and that they too are now targets. If they are caught, they will be killed. Both are sceptical, but when 3 black Chevrolet Suburbans come screaming into the motel car park and Jillian’s stolen car is found in flames, they begin to wonder if the lunatic doctor wasn’t so mad after all…”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 373 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st adventure thriller artists brothers psychics women comedians autism patients autistic thrillers suspense action
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