* Flawless...this reading of Waterhouse's witty and compassionate writing has the edge even on the iconic 1963 film. Independent on Sunday * Astonishing...like the novel, Simm sparkles in surprising ways. Time Out
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About the Author
Keith Waterhouse was born in Leeds in 1929. He has written extensively for film, tv and newspapers, and his play Jeffrey Barnard is Unwell
was a West End hit in the 1990s. Billy Liar
is his most famous book, and was an equally famous film, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Tom Courtenay. He died in 2009.