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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 63 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Who Am I, Again? by Lenny Henry
    Who Am I, Again? - by Lenny Henry

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571342594 | ISBN 10: 0571342590

    ***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***   How do you beat the bullies and the bigots? Here's how.   The heart-breaking, inspirational (and very funny) story of the man who overcame so much, and won a very special place in a nation's heart. ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me by Christopher Eccleston
    I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me - by Christopher Eccleston

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471176319 | ISBN 10: 1471176312

    Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends In The North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christopher Eccleston every step of the way – his father Ronnie. In I Love The Bones Of You, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography - by Eric Idle

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781474610292 | ISBN 10: 1474610293

    From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.  We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flyin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly
    Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country - by Billy Connolly

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785943744 | ISBN 10: 178594374x

    All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more

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  • Cover image of book Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
    Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens - by Eddie Izzard

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781405922012 | ISBN 10: 140592201x

    A memoir of love, death and jazz chickens, Eddie Izzard's fabulous Believe Me is his one and only autobiography...   'I know why I'm doing all this,' I said. 'Everything I do in life is trying to get her back. I think if I do enough things... that ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow
    No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson - by Jeff Sparrow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911617204 | ISBN 10: 1911617206

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr.   Paul Robeson was a brilliant student and champion athlete who abandoned a career in law to find worldwide fame as a performer and activist. He was undoubtedly the most famous African American of his time — be ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
    This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare - by Gabourey Sidibe

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784708443 | ISBN 10: 1784708445

    The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir which is wise, complex, smart and funny.   This Is Just My Face is the whirlwind tour of Gabourey Sidibe’s life so far. In it, we meet her polygamous father, ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb
    How Not To Be a Boy - by Robert Webb

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786890115 | ISBN 10: 1786890119

    “It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey
    Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir - by Joel Grey

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781250057259 | ISBN 10: 1250057256

    Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.   Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman
    Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep - by Michael Schulman

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571330997 | ISBN 10: 0571330991

    Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming of age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tips for Actors by Fergus Craig
    Tips for Actors - by Fergus Craig

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786820297 | ISBN 10: 1786820293

    The perfect humorous gift for students, actors and anyone with an interest in theatre.  In the most important theatrical book of this or any other decade, twitter sensation @tips4actors gives you all the advice you need to take your acting to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches by Sharrell Luckett and Tia M. Shaffer (Editors)
    Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches - by Sharrell Luckett and Tia M. Shaffer (Editors)

    £29.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781138907621 | ISBN 10: 1138907626

    Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with.    A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes an ... more

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  • Cover image of book eYE Marty: The Newly Discovered Autobiography of a Comic Genius by Marty Feldman
    eYE Marty: The Newly Discovered Autobiography of a Comic Genius - by Marty Feldman

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781444792737 | ISBN 10: 1444792733

    The autobiography of a comic genius and godfather of surreal comedy.   Completed before he died, thirty years ago, this is the newly discovered autobiography of one of the most influential comedians of recent times, Marty Feldman.  Mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Film Stars Don
    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool - by Peter Turner

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509818211 | ISBN 10: 1509818219

    On 29 September 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He had no choice but to take her into his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul
    Becoming Richard Pryor - by Scott Saul

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780062123329 | ISBN 10: 0062123327

    A major biography intimate, gripping, revelatory of an artist who revolutionized American comedy. Richard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his familys brothels, he grew up an outsider to privilege. H ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography by Brendan King
    Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography - by Brendan King

    £25.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472908537 | ISBN 10: 1472908538

    Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the most popular and recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), ... more

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  • Cover image of book Open the Cage, Murphy by Paul O
    Open the Cage, Murphy - by Paul O'Grady

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780593072592 | ISBN 10: 0593072596

    To describe Open the Cage, Murphy as action-packed is a massive understatement. The book takes us on a roller coaster ride through a decade of Paul OGradys life and is stuffed to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and outrageou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998 by Michael Palin
    Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998 - by Michael Palin

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780225326 | ISBN 10: 1780225326

    The third volume of Michael Palin's celebrated diaries. Travelling to Work is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. Michael was not the BBC's first choice for the travel series Around the World i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yes Please by Amy Poehler
    Yes Please - by Amy Poehler

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447283317 | ISBN 10: 1447283317

    The New York Times Number One Bestseller A memoir in essays in the bestselling tradition of Tina Fey's Bossypants and Caitlin Moran's How To Be a Woman In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew ... more

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  • Cover image of book So, Anyway... The Autobiography by John Cleese
    So, Anyway... The Autobiography - by John Cleese

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099580089 | ISBN 10: 009958008x

    Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peters Preparatory School at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not My Father
    Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir - by Alan Cumming

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782115465 | ISBN 10: 1782115463

    Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex ... more

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  • Cover image of book What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez
    What the **** is Normal?! - by Francesca Martinez

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780753555354 | ISBN 10: 0753555352

    What do you do when youre labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Fool Me by Stephen Fry
    More Fool Me - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405918831 | ISBN 10: 1405918837

    Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.  'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing dow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charlie Chaplin by Peter Ackroyd
    Charlie Chaplin - by Peter Ackroyd

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099287568 | ISBN 10: 0099287560

    A fresh look at Chaplin from the masterful Peter Ackroyd.  He was the very first icon of the silver screen, and is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film. But what of the man behind the mous ... more

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  • Cover image of book Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally by Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies
    Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally - by Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies

    £13.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781940363059 | ISBN 10: 1940363055

    For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delightin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton
    The Life and Loves of a He Devil - by Graham Norton

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444790252 | ISBN 10: 1444790250

    Revealing, moving and brilliantly funny, Graham Norton tells the story of his life through the things he loves in his brand new memoir.  'It seems to me that we are all made up of the things we adore, and by telling my stories through the prism ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spike Milligan: Man of Letters by Spike Milligan
    Spike Milligan: Man of Letters - by Spike Milligan

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241966921 | ISBN 10: 0241966922

    Spike Milligan's letters contain some of the best material he ever wrote...  Collected here for the first time are the funniest, rudest and most revealing of them - most of which have never been seen before - from one of the greatest comics ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs - by Jennifer Saunders

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241967263 | ISBN 10: 0241967260

    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure. Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones
    Jim Henson: The Biography - by Brian Jay Jones

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780753555149 | ISBN 10: 075355514x

    For the first time evera comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth-centurys most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson.   He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Man In The Rubber Mask by Robert Llewellyn
    The Man In The Rubber Mask - by Robert Llewellyn

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908717788 | ISBN 10: 1908717785

    It was 1989 when Robert Llewellyn first had his head encased in the one-piece latex foam rubber balaclava that is the head of Kryten in Red Dwarf series three, and it gave him a distinctly funny turn. Gazing at his own reflection and seeing the face ... more

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  • Cover image of book Still Standing: The Savage Years by Paul O
    Still Standing: The Savage Years - by Paul O'Grady

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857501028 | ISBN 10: 085750102x

    Lilian Maeve Veronica Savage, international sex kitten, was born on the steps of The Legs of Man public house, Lime Street, Liverpool on a policemans overcoat. Her mother, the lady wrestler Hell Cat Savage, had no such luxuries as gas and air. She j ... more

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  • Cover image of book Camp David by David Walliams
    Camp David - by David Walliams

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241957721 | ISBN 10: 0241957729

    It's time to get serious with Britain's favourite funny man - Camp David, by David Walliams.   David Walliams has been the camp aide to the Prime Minister, the rubbish transvestite and the long-suffering wheelchair pusher for an able-bodied ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True
    American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story - by Cynthia True

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447227069 | ISBN 10: 1447227069

    You know who's bugging me these days? The pro-lifers... if you're so pro-life, do me a favour - don't lock arms and block medical clinics. Lock arms and block cemetaries.A lot of Christians... wear crosses round their necks. Nice sentiment, but do ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure by Donna Soto-Morettini
    Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure - by Donna Soto-Morettini

    £18.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408160619 | ISBN 10: 1408160617

    Frustrating, nerve-wracking, job-winning or job-losing, flawed yet necessary - auditioning is a maddening business for everyone involved. The people behind the audition desk are looking for a killer audition (often under tremendous pressure), but mos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miranda Hart: The Biography by Sophie Johnson
    Miranda Hart: The Biography - by Sophie Johnson

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781857827965 | ISBN 10: 1857827961

    For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame.   The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating with a degree in politics, she always wanted to be a comedian. In 2002 she performed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
    Happy Accidents - by Jane Lynch

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007447589 | ISBN 10: 0007447582

    Best-known for her role in Glee, this is the hilarious and inspiring story of how Jane Lynch changed from a real-life Sue Sylvester to the happy and fulfilled actress she is today.  In 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Heart Within Me Burns: From Bedlam to Benidorm by Crissy Rock
    This Heart Within Me Burns: From Bedlam to Benidorm - by Crissy Rock

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781843587538 | ISBN 10: 184358753x

    Best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ken Loach's remarkable film Ladybird Ladybird, Crissy Rock is a hugely popular actress and comedienne. But Crissy's path to success was far from easy and her life ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Spectacle of Dust: The Autobiography by Pete Postlethwaite
    A Spectacle of Dust: The Autobiography - by Pete Postlethwaite

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780220031 | ISBN 10: 1780220030

    After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for te ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Happy Hoofer by Celia Imrie
    The Happy Hoofer - by Celia Imrie

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781444709292 | ISBN 10: 1444709291

    'I've always been wilful...I've always been stubborn and always determined' One of our best-loved actresses, Celia Imrie would rather have been a dancer. As a child she planned to join the Royal Ballet and marry Rudolf Nureyev. Now she h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi
    Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain - by Portia de Rossi

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857204110 | ISBN 10: 0857204114

    "I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams by Christopher Stevens
    Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams - by Christopher Stevens

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848541979 | ISBN 10: 184854197x

    Kenneth Williams was the stand-out comic actor of his generation. Beloved as the manic star of Carry On films and as a peerless raconteur on TV chat shows, he was also acclaimed for serious stage roles.   Born Brilliant includes much previous ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ken Campbell: The Great Caper by Michael Coveney
    Ken Campbell: The Great Caper - by Michael Coveney

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848420762 | ISBN 10: 1848420765

    Book of the Week - BBC Radio 4 The first, authorised biography of the anarchic comic genius, much cherished for his performances on stage and screen. Ken Campbell (19412008) was a one-man whirlwind who tore through the British theatre e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Devil Rides Out by Paul OGrady
    The Devil Rides Out - by Paul OGrady

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780553824636 | ISBN 10: 0553824635

    Birkenhead, 1973. The eighteen-year-old Paul OGrady gets ready for a big Saturday night out on the town. New white T-shirt, freshly ironed jeans, looking good. As he bids farewell to his mum, whos on the phone to his auntie, and wanders off down th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir by Stephen Fry
    The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir - by Stephen Fry

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141039800 | ISBN 10: 0141039809

    Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography by Simon Callow
    My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography - by Simon Callow

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848421714 | ISBN 10: 1848421710

    An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre. In My Life in Pieces, Simon Callow recaptures the multifarious people, productions and events which have fed into his lifeblood and left their indelible mark. Starting w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The South Bank Show: Final Cut by Melvyn Bragg
    The South Bank Show: Final Cut - by Melvyn Bragg

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781444705539 | ISBN 10: 1444705539

    What drives a musician to write extraordinary songs? How do writers create their worlds? How does an actor achieve greatness?  For over thirty years of The South Bank Show, Melvyn Bragg has interviewed many of the greatest cultural icons ... more

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  • Cover image of book Margi: Now You See Me by Margi Clarke
    Margi: Now You See Me - by Margi Clarke

    £16.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906802523 | ISBN 10: 1906802521

    From working with the enigmatic Tony Wilson at Granada in 1978, to starring in one of the greatest independent films of all time, Letter To Brezhnev, in 1985, readers are invited to hitch a ride on a road movie with Margaret Bernadette Clarke. T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Things: A Memoir by Oliver Postgate
    Seeing Things: A Memoir - by Oliver Postgate

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847678416 | ISBN 10: 1847678416

    Oliver Postgate's death in December 2008 was greeted with great sadness. For over forty years his name was synonymous with the best in children's television Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, The Pogles, Noggin the Nog, Pingwings. Oliver wrote ... more

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  • Cover image of book Teenage Revolution: How the 80s Made Me by Alan Davies
    Teenage Revolution: How the 80s Made Me - by Alan Davies

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141041803 | ISBN 10: 0141041803

    When Alan Davies was growing up he seemed to drive his family mad. 'What are we going to do with you?' they would ask - as if he might know the answer.  Perhaps it was because he came of age in the 1980s. That decade of big hair, greed, camp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Fatty by Dawn French
    Dear Fatty - by Dawn French

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099519478 | ISBN 10: 009951947x

    Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge ster ... more

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  • Cover image of book At My Mother
    At My Mother's Knee...and Other Low Joints - by Paul O'Grady

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780553819489 | ISBN 10: 0553819488

    Paul O'Grady is one of Britain's very best loved entertainers. He is known and adored by millions, whether as the creator of the acid-tongued Blonde Bombsite, Lily Savage, or the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning Paul O'Grady S ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures by Helen Mirren
    In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures - by Helen Mirren

    £18.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753824344 | ISBN 10: 0753824345

    Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress and the recipient of many awards, transferring without obvious effort from stage, cinema and television for over 40 years. Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood by Paul Barber
    Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood - by Paul Barber

    £12.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780751539127 | ISBN 10: 0751539120

    After the death of his mother, Paul and his brothers and sister spent the rest of their childhoods in a succession of childrens and foster homes where they found themselves at the mercy of adults more interested in their own welfare than providing a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here We Stand: Politics, Performers and Performance - Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan by Colin Chambers
    Here We Stand: Politics, Performers and Performance - Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan - by Colin Chambers

    £20.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599209 | ISBN 10: 1854599208

    Paul Robeson's international achievements as a singer and an actor made him the most celebrated black American of his day (he would have said 'Negro'). But his outspoken criticism of racism in the USA, his unflinching support of African independence, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship by Simon Callow
    Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship - by Simon Callow

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599766 | ISBN 10: 1854599763

    When Simon Callow first met Peggy Ramsay he could hardly have suspected that his encounter with the play agent would blossom into passionate love. There was the age difference for one thing: Callow was barely 30, Peggy was in her seventies. And then ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq - by Jo Wilding

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456483 | ISBN 10: 1904456480

    'Don't shoot the clowns!' As a circus performer in a war zone these are the fist words you need to know in English and Arabic, especially if you are trying to help wounded civilians in a city under siege.Don't Shoot the Clowns is Jo Wilding's accoun ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Essential Dave Allen by Edited by Graham McCann
    The Essential Dave Allen - by Edited by Graham McCann

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780340899458 | ISBN 10: 034089945x

    The spotlight picked him out: the cool, calm, darkly handsome man sitting up smart and straight in his black leather chair, with a glass of the good stuff by his side and more than an evening's worth of mischief sparkling inside his eyes. He was Dave ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Young Man
    A Young Man's Passage - by Julian Clary

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091908720 | ISBN 10: 0091908728

    A Young Man's Passage is Julian's telling of his own rise and fall as Britain's most famous, uncompromising queen.  After a happy suburban upbringing, only briefly ruffled by the brutality of the monks at his school, Julian packed his bags for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bill Hicks: Love all the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines by Bill Hicks
    Bill Hicks: Love all the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines - by Bill Hicks

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781845291112 | ISBN 10: 1845291115

    'By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. Kill yourselves, seriously. You're the ruiner of all things good. Seriously, no, this is not a joke. "There's gonna be a joke coming..." There's no fucking joke coming, you ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
    Moab is My Washpot - by Stephen Fry

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099457046 | ISBN 10: 0099457040

    "Stephen Fry is one of the great originals- This autobiography of his first twenty years is a pleasure to read, mixing outrageous acts with sensible opinions in bewildering confusion- That so much outward charm, self-awareness and intellect should ex ... more

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  • Cover image of book National Service: Diary of a Decade at the National Theatre by Richard Eyre
    National Service: Diary of a Decade at the National Theatre - by Richard Eyre

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780747565901 | ISBN 10: 0747565902

    The riveting, star-studded journals from the former director of the National Theatre.  During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary a record that disarmingly captured a l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ricky by Ricky Tomlinson
    Ricky - by Ricky Tomlinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780751534030 | ISBN 10: 075153403x

    Famous as the loveable couch potato Jim Royle of The Royle Family, Ricky Tomlinson has launched a thousand one-liners and entertained millions without ever leaving his armchair. Now, in his bestselling autobiography, he surprises yet again with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Better a Shrew Than a Sheep; Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England by Pamela Allen Brown
    Better a Shrew Than a Sheep; Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England - by Pamela Allen Brown

    £23.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780801488368 | ISBN 10: 0801488362

    In a study that explodes the assumption that early modern comic culture was created by men for men, Pamela Allen Brown shows that jest books, plays, and ballads represented women as laugh-getters and sought out the laughter of ordinary women. Disputi ... more

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