Clips From A Life

Clips From A Life

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About the Book
Told in momentary snapshots by the master British comedian himself, this is the extraordinary life story of comic legend Denis Norden. Containing reminiscences of a career stretching back to the golden age of the radio, through the heyday of cinema, and the early pioneering days of television comedy, Denis Norden's creative genius is showcased at its very best. Told with Denis' hallmark flashes of brilliant humor and sharp observation, the extraordinary life of this enduring humorist is unraveled through his private recollections of the ways things used to be, back then. Denis' school-day musings, dry witticisms, and old-time sayings unearthed from days gone by, combined with remembrances of collaborations with famous figures of the day, from Eric Sykes to Bill Fraser, will sweep you back instantaneously to the magical gags, lively characters, and laughter of the past. Flitting between Denis' East End childhood and early career in Variety as a cinema manager for the Hyams Brothers, to his post-war work as a scriptwriter on the groundbreaking radio shows "Take It From Here" and "In All Directions," to the phenomenally successful television comedy "Whack-O ," (all written with long-term collaborator Frank Muir), to his years as a solo writer, performer, and presenter on programs such as the much-loved "It'll Be Alright on the Night," it is easy to see how Denis' comic appeal has endured for decades, to make him one of the greatest British writers and performers to date. Brimming with Denis' unique wit and personal warmth, this is a rich and compelling mix of anecdote and autobiography from a very special entertainer.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007277964
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Height: 198 mm
No of Pages: 320
Series Title: English
Weight: 288 gr
ISBN-10: 0007277962
Publisher Date: 30 Apr 2009
Depth: 28
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 26 mm
Width: 127 mm
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