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  • Ken Doddby Stephen Griffin

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    How did the feather-duster salesman from Liverpool become one of the greatest, though least-lauded, comic geniuses of his generation? This is a biography of the last of the great generation of British comedians - Ken Dodd. It contains information gathered from Dodd's friends, colleagues and fellow comedians. more...

  • Amanda Holdenby Jim Maloney

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 11.87

    Amanda Holden always knew her destiny was to become a star. At the age of three she was singing, acting and directing plays for family and friends. 'I want to be a household name, like Fairy Liquid,' she told them. Ever the joker, for once Amanda wasn't kidding.From a bit-part in EastEnders she went on to star in hit TV series Cutting It and Wild... more...

  • Margaret Rutherfordby Andy Merriman

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    Margaret Rutherford was without a doubt one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses. But behind the kindly, serene front Rutherford presented to the world lay a life of trauma and repeated nervous breakdown -- the legacy of the legacy of family tragedy that saw her father murder her grandfather during a bout of mental illness and her depressive mother... more...

  • Now This is a Very True Storyby Jimmy Jones; Garry Bushell; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.47

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase 'kin 'ell!' and established himself as an underground legend -- in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...

  • This Charming Manby Robert Fairclough

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 20.47

    The first life of the man who was Lord Peter Wimsey, Bertie Wooster and starred in I?m Alright, Jack! With the death of Ian Carmichael in 2010 one of the last links was lost with the golden age of British cinema. Carmichael starred alongside Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers in the Boulting brothers? classic satirical comedies I?m Alright, Jack! Private?s... more...

  • Matt Smithby Emily Herbert

    John Blake 2012; US$ 6.99

    The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom   As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who , and the youngest actor ever to play the role, Matt Smith has taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the newcomer. It covers the early years of the aspiring youth footballer, who switched to studying... more...

  • Now This Is a Very True Storyby Garry Bushell; Jimmy Jones; Nicko McBrain

    John Blake 2010; US$ 15.99

    Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase "kin 'ell!" and established himself as an underground legend?in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...

  • Mr Strangeloveby Ed Sikov

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.35

    Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed (On Sunset Boulevard - the story of Billy WIlder) biographer Ed Sikov has... more...

  • Miranda Hart: Such Funby Sophie Johnson

    John Blake 2011; US$ 17.99

    With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom, her success did not happen over night. For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind... more...

  • Alastair Simby Mark Simpson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Alastair sim was an energetic character both on and off the screen. His idiosyncratic style of acting in films such as 'The Belles of St Trinian's' endeared him to a cinema-going audience desperate to escape the day-to-day dreariness of an invasive, bureaucratic post-war Britain. In private, he was a curiously contradictory character, prejudiced and... more...