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SIGNED ERIC SYKES Autobiography IF I DON’T WRITE IT, NOBODY ELSE WILL 2005
SIGNED-ERIC-SYKES-Autobiography-IF-I-DON-T-WRITE-IT-NOBODY-ELSE-WILL-2005
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Condition:
Good: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff ... Read moreabout the condition
Author:

Eric Sykes

Format:

Hardback

Publisher:

4th Estate

Language:

English

ISBN:

0-00-717784-4

Special Attributes:

Signed

Subject:

The Arts

Date of Publication:

2005

Subject 2:

Memoirs

E RI C  S Y K E S

IF I DON’T WRITE IT,

NOBODY ELSE WILL

SIGNED UK HARDCOVER

 


 

A signed hardcover edition of well-loved comedian and actor Eric Sykes’s 2005 autobiography, stock signed at Waterstones during the year of publication. In good condition, this book has been read and has a slight roll to it, otherwise in clear and good health, with some creasing to edges of the dustjacket. One for the shelves of fans everywhere.



Hardcover


Signed by Eric Sykes on the title page


Published in 2005


Publisher: 4th Estate


7th Impression


ISBN 0-00-717784-4

502 pages

 

Approx size = 240mm by 160mm by 43mm.


Intact price on cover of £18.99



From the dust wrapper:


After the death of his mother in childbirth, Eric Sykes was farmed out and left under the tender eye of a parrot that lived above his cot. Two years later, his father came to collect him. “Neither he nor I could understand what I was babbling about. Hardly surprising as I’d never learned English, but spoke fluent Parrot.” From this unpromising beginning he became one of Britain’s best-loved comedy writers and performers.

In this memoir Sykes describes how he grew up in the cotton mill town of Oldham and worked in the world of flat caps and overalls, before leaving to serve his country as a wireless operator in the RAF. Whilst he was waiting for demob, Bill Fraser, an officer, formed a concert party, which Eric joined. This was to be the beginning of his career under the bright lights: there, and in repertory companies after the war, he discovered his love of making an audience laugh and his talent for vaudeville.

Following a phone call from Frankie Howard, he became a radio scriptwriter too. He established a “fun factory” with Spike Milligan, and wrote and performed his own television shows – most notably the popular sitcom Sykes and A . . . in which he starred with Hattie Jacques.

It was a career that took him all over the world and brought him friendships with such entertainers as Tommy Cooper, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Jimmey Edwards. Later he rediscovered drama, performing the “top banana”, Shakespeare, for the first time at the age of eighty. He was also a proud family man, who rose above severe deafness and, eventually, blindness with his ability to find a daffodil in every dustbin.

His witty autobiography is a captivating account of decades of British radio and television comedy, and reveals the essential core of warm humanity and genuine creative genius that have won Eric Sykes a place in so many hearts.



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