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Brian and Me: An Autobiography Charles Collingwood with Alison Ma
Brian and Me: An Autobiography Charles Collingwood with Alison Ma

Brian and Me: An Autobiography - Charles Collingwood with Alison Maloney

London: Michael O'Mara Books, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Signed by the author, with dedication, on the title page — without provenance. Contains: Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Charles Collingwood is a philanderer, a heartbreaker and a cad who has fathered a child during a torrid affair and kept the nation enthralled with his antics — but that’s just his day job. Instantly recognizable by his voice alone — upper-class polish with just a hint of naughty wickedness — meet the man behind Brian Aldridge, the }R of Ambridge, for a warm, funny journey through a parallel life.

After a somewhat shaky showbiz start, which included a job in a grocery store and a hilarious brush with a beautiful countess, Charles has become a favourite of Radio 4 listeners everywhere, both as Brian and as a regular guest on such panel shows as Just a Minute and Quote Unquote.

Happily married to fellow Archers cast member Judy Bennett for over thirty years, his romantic capers before their fateful meeting are told with affectionate humour and his family stories — including shipwrecks, financial ruin and a house devastated by fire -are fascinating.

Go behind the scenes of the world’s longest-running soap opera and share hilarious stories from the world of show business, told with wit and great charm by the man described by one eminent critic as ‘relentlessly anecdotal’.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages.
£12.50
Brian and Me: An Autobiography Charles Collingwood with Alison Ma