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No Tears For The Clown: An Autobiography Paperback – 5 Aug 1993


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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (5 Aug 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751504874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751504873
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Radiojock TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Feb 2014
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I'd spent all day, and much of the night looking at Les Dawson videos on YouTube and knew I needed some of his books. Whilst looking through some autobiographies yesterday, I came across this lovely story. I found it in the nick of time as I'd been feeling blue for a few days.

I'm one who grew up during the 60s and 70s. Les Dawson was one of my favourite comedians. Having enjoyed that TV sensation The Comedians, plus The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, also on telly during the early 70s, any book like this will have me laughing out loud.

If you like old comedy, I just know you'll love this book. I have since bought a few more of Mr. Dawson's books, knowing I'll enjoy every one.

This is actually part 2 of Les's self-written autobiography. I wish part one was also on Kindle. I truly love this man. It takes less than a few seconds to have me guffawing with laughter when I hear or read him. Les Dawson will always be one of those on top of the pile. No longer with us, but still raises a laugh.

God bless him.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Middlec on 31 Jan 2011
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A tremendous read, and there is a lot of Les's brand of humour here in his stories from his life. Although Les came from a humble background, his skill in writing and storytelling was excellent. He had a way of describing the scene before captivating the reader with the tale. A very good book, he sadly passed away not long after he completed it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By cruise queen on 10 Feb 2014
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This is Les's second book about his life and it covers the time after his beloved Meg dies and the loss he felt. He was lucky to meet Tracy but the press absolutely torn him and Tracy to pieces because his wife hadnt been dead long and there was a large age difference between Les and Tracy. Les struggled as his career dipped.. Panto became his bread and butter. You cant always be at the top and his health suffered. Eventually Les and Tracy get married and he has a few health scares, Tracy nags him to look after himself and they do find happiness when Tracy is pregnant. The same press who slated him for their relationship now congratulate the couple on the successful pregnancy! Sadly as we all know Les didnt have long with his daughter but this book is not all sad.. You will laugh as you read the jokes that Les so kindly put at the beginning of each chapter.. Cissie and Ada are featured a lot and its so good to read about and remember one of our comic greats.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 April 2001
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This book is a must for any Les Dawson fans, I have read it dozens of times and it still makes me laugh and understand the life Les was leading right up until his death. The king is dead - long live the king
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By eclap on 12 Jan 2013
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What can I say this is Les at his best, funniest, saddest and most of all when he was just 'Les'
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Aug 2013
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If you remember Les Dawson you will enjoy this book, a decent read and a very honest portrayal showing yet again, the fragile confidence of a clown.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darren on 12 July 2012
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A compassionate read about love, tragedy and hope from one of our best loved comedians. Les Dawson had a completely unique talent and was able to bring smiles and laughter to just about anyone without the need for the base coarseness of todays acts. This book will bring you warmth, tears and laugh out loud moments, truly a gift even after he has gone. Sadly missed but never forgotten. God bless Les.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By elc on 9 Feb 2014
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Loved Les when he was with us. Loved his book. Made me laugh just as much as the man in person, it was nice to get to know him more personally though. Great book. Still sadly missed Les.
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