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Rereading The Rats by James Herbert. Enormous chomping fun.

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 9th September 2021, 10:42 AM

"Happiness and Tear" - The Ken Dodd Story

I meant to post the front cover, as I think it is a wonderful photograph of Ken - the years of experience etched in every line. A man at peace with himself.

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I was reading Robert Ross's Marty Feldman biography and it's excellent. I've left it early to concentrate on Tim Waterstone's book on his business journey as it's a library book and I'd forgotten about it!?

Overpaid, Oversexed, and Over There by David Hepworth. The story of the British bands invading the USA in the sixties. Fantastic!

Hunter Davies, The Beatles. I'm a tad disappointed. He goes into a lot of detail about the early years, but After 1963 it's maddeningly superficial. Whole key albums aren't even mentioned, and as for the tours, he actually says 'Look it up in the papers if you're mad enough.' Sorry, isn't that his job? Philip Norman's Shout Is more edifying.

Quote: MrsLogicFromViz @ 13th September 2021, 7:09 PM

I was reading Robert Ross's Marty Feldman biography and it's excellent. I've left it early to concentrate on Tim Waterstone's book on his business journey as it's a library book and I'd forgotten about it!?

I actually got so bored with Mr Waterstone's autobiography that I left it on Mr Logic's side of the bed for him to read. The Monty book took me blimming ages to finish because it was rather repetitive and too detailed in places but I finally finished it last night. 48 is no age to die but a lifestyle of 80 to 100 fags a day plus copious booze and drugs doesn't really equate to a long life when all's said and done.

Melanie C is writing her autobiography. I expect she wants to close that (admittedly quite interesting) chapter of her life before she finally plucks up the courage to propose to me.