`This entertaining and poignant memoir of one half of Britain's best-loved comedy double acts focuses on the `straight man' in the partnership who was the perfect foil, and whose talent has often been overlooked.'
'...fascinating...an in-depth biography of Ernie Wise by Robert Sellers and James Hogg that follows the early life of Wise, his fateful first meeting with Eric Morecambe and their subsequent partnership, thanks to interviews with many fellow entertainers, as well as Ernie's widow, Doreen.' --Choice magazine
`Fully explores the often-overlooked contribution Ernie made to the act and to comedy in general' --Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Chris Burgess
`This well-paced, perceptive book is touching and persuasive in the case that it makes.' --Mail on Sunday, Anthony Russell
`... an uplifting, heart-warming and beautifully written book that will act as a comfort blanket recalling cheery Christmases past; a time when Christmas didn't really begin until the whole family gathered round the television set to enjoy the collective warmth of Morecambe and Wise...if you want some genuinely touching and interesting Christmas reading, pop this one in your Christmas stocking.' --Spectator online Jerry Hayes
`A cheerful and affectionate tribute to "the perfect straight man"' --Christopher Silvester, Daily Express
`Welcome fillers for the stockings of televisionistas include the first authorised biography of Ernie Wise.' --The Stage
About the Author
Robert Sellers is the author of the bestselling Hellraisers series and has written more than ten books on popular culture. James Hogg previously collaborated with Robert Sellers on What's the Bleeding Time, the biography of James Robertson Justice, and has both contributed to several books and acted as a consultant to television productions, all regarding British comedy.