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The Squire of Knotty Ash and his Lady: An intimate biography of Sir Ken Dodd

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Author: Nicholson, TonyBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 352Release Date: 27-03-2021Details: Product Description This book, thanks to Ken’s wife, Lady Dodd, gives the first ever in-depth account of his astonishing story, and unravels ‘the other Ken Dodd’ – the fascinating, kind and complicated private man with whom she spent her life. Sir...

Author: Nicholson, Tony

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 352

Release Date: 27-03-2021

Details: Product Description This book, thanks to Ken’s wife, Lady Dodd, gives the first ever in-depth account of his astonishing story, and unravels ‘the other Ken Dodd’ – the fascinating, kind and complicated private man with whom she spent her life. Sir Ken Dodd was a national institution. He worked tirelessly as one Britain’s most popular comedians for a staggering seven decades. His five hour stage shows were legendary, and he was still performing these hilarious theatrical marathons right up to the age of ninety. Ken was the comedian’s comedian. Fellow pros idolised him and looked up to him as the guv’nor. He was also a talented ballad singer, and enjoyed a hugely successful chart-topping career in the 1960s. In fact his was the only name, apart from The Beatles, to appear in the top five best-selling singles of that iconic pop music decade. Despite his nationwide fame and his crazy, larger-than-life stage persona, he was actually a very private person, away from the limelight. A quiet, well-read, deeply religious thinker. He consciously separated ‘the two Ken Dodds’, as he referred to them, and always declined to cooperate with biographers, in order to keep the private Ken Dodd just that – private. If you liked Ken Dodd you will love this book. It will undoubtedly surprise and delight you. About the Author Tony Nicholson started his showbiz career in the 1970s as a comedy scriptwriter, writing jokes for no less than The Two Ronnies. He then became a television producer, making entertainment programmes for all the major channels, and earning him a highly-prized BAFTA Award. The two professions sat comfortably side by side throughout his working life - both writer and producer. Tony has been a lifelong Ken Dodd fan. He has written this affectionate and candid biography with Lady Dodd, not just as a showbusiness insider, who worked with Ken in the 1980s, but also as a genuine fan of Ken's work. Tony Nicholson is the author of Shut That Door! - the definitive biography of comedian Larry Grayson. He has been married for over forty years and has two grownup sons. Originally from Yorkshire he now lives by the sea on the south coast of England.

Languages: English

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