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Funny Bones the Book


 

 

"An invaluable record" 

KEN DODD 

"One of the most honest and illuminating books I have read about the practice of comedy" 

JOHN FISHER 

"A vivid description of the scene of fifty years ago" 
 CHORTLE

"A fascinating and important story" 
VIV GARDNER  

"One of the few great biographies of British comedy" 
ALWYN TURNER 

"A smashing book"
LOUIS BARFE


In 1964 an appearance on talent show Opportunity Knocks made struggling comic Freddie "Parrotface" Davies famous overnight. Spectacular success followed, but when it all began to slip Freddie forged a new career, appearing with the RSC and in the cult film Funny Bones, based on tales of Freddie’s Music Hall and Variety comedian grandfather, Jack Herbert. 

 Now Freddie tells his own story, revealing the tragedy behind his early days in Salford and the family secret which shook his world, and painting a vivid picture of the Northern clubs where ‘Parrotface’ spluttered into life. 
     

With a foreword by the late Ken Dodd, this unique autobiography is a poignant evocation of several vanished worlds, offering insights into the art of stand-up and the making of Peter Chelsom's film Funny Bones along the way. A richly nostalgiac treat for comedy connoisseurs, it is also "a researcher's dream"(Viv Gardner).

Funny bones the book 

 

MAINLAND UK ONLY

£19.00 inc P&P.


Europe/ airmail

inc. P & P.  £25


USA/Canada

inc. P & P £30