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From Fringe to Flying Circus
1.  From Fringe to Flying Circus by Roger Wilmut
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  "Much-plagiarised-from biography of the comedy scene the Pythons and their contemporaries arrived in, with a broad and valuable overview of solo projects throughout the 1970s."
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Monty Python: The Case Against
2.  Monty Python: The Case Against by Robert Hewison
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  "Slim but essential history of the Pythons' censorship battles, written by Robert Hewison - a Python insider."
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Monty Python Speaks!
3.  Monty Python Speaks! by David Morgan
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  "Superb and substantial oral history, with much new information and additional valuable interviews with the likes of Douglas Adams."
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The First 28 Years of Monty Python
4.  The First 28 Years of Monty Python by Kim Howard Johnson
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  "Best overall edition of this. A sometimes frustrating but usually valuable collection of trivia and interview material, boasting reams of Chapman quotes."
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The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons
5.  The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons by Graham Chapman (Estate)
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  "Another oral history - airbrushed but compelling, and well-edited. The coffee table version is nice, but the text-only paperback is the one to go for."
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The Python Years: Diaries 1969-1979
6.  The Python Years: Diaries 1969-1979 by Michael Palin
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  "Amazing to any Python scholar - pure anecdotal source material, and a treasure trove of information."
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Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988: The Film Years
7.  Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988: The Film Years by Michael Palin
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  "More of the same, and wonderful for it. The editing is more narratively driven this time, but the book is no less essential for it."
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The Life of Graham: The Authorised Biography of Graham Chapman
8.  The Life of Graham: The Authorised Biography of Graham Chapman by Bob McCabe
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  "Highly underrated biography of Chapman.  Ignore the criticisms of this - the only accurate portrait of the man ever presented, free from tedious Brian-esque hero worshipping."
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Very Naughty Boys
9.  Very Naughty Boys by Robert Sellers
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  "Gripping biography of Handmade Films, and very relevant to Python scholars. Also published in hardback as "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"."
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Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday: My Life with Brian
10.  Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday: My Life with Brian by Kim Howard Johnson
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  "Anecdotal account of the making of Life of Brian. Helps paint a slightly bigger picture than we had before."
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Monty Python's Flying Circus: 30 Musical Masterpieces From The Infamous Television Series: 1969-1974
11.  Monty Python's Flying Circus: 30 Musical Masterpieces From The Infamous Television Series: 1969-1974 by Monty Python
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  "See how those above ten take you. And take care to avoid anything by Jim Yoakum, Robert Ross, Richard Topping, Alan Parker or Jonathan Margolis. And get this CD."
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