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- 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...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19
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...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 59.95
Taking to heart Thomas Heywood?s claim that plays ?persuade men to humanity and good life, instruct them in civility and good manners, showing them the fruits of honesty, and the end of villainy,? Mark Bayer?s captivating new study argues that the early modern London theatre was an important community institution whose influence extended far... more...
- 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...
- University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Today?s successful plays and playwrights achieve their prominence not simply because of their intrinsic merit but because of the work of mediators, who influence the whole trajectory of a playwright?s or a theatre company?s career. Critics and academic writers are primarily considered the makers of reputations, but funding organizations and various... more...
- John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99
A biography of the actress behind the role of Hermione Granger A detailed insight into Emma Watson's career, the highs and lows of being a child star, and how she is moving on from Harry Potter balancing the world of fashion with her academic studies. Emma shot to fame at just 10 years old, when she took the role of Hermione Granger in the... more...