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The trials and triumphs of Les Dawson, Louis Barfe

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The trials and triumphs of Les Dawson
Title
The trials and triumphs of Les Dawson
Statement of responsibility
Louis Barfe
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Language
eng
Summary
"Les Dawson, more than any other comedian, spoke for the phlegmatic, pessimistic British way of life. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, he was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics who claimed to bite. Married twice in real life, he had a third wife in his comic world - a fictional ogre built from spare parts left by fleeing Nazis at the end of World War 2 - and an equally frightening mother-in-law. He was down to earth, yet given to eloquent, absurd flights of fancy. He was endlessly generous with his time, but slow to buy a round of drinks. He was a mass of contradictions. In short, he was human, he was genuine, and that's why audiences loved him. This is his story." --Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
792.7028092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The trials and triumphs of Les Dawson, Louis Barfe
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The trials and triumphs of Les Dawson, Louis Barfe
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-326) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-287) and index
  • Includes bibliography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14185396
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xii, 339 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781848872509
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, ports
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a572223
  • (eLGAR).b26555232
  • (OCoLC)758984493

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