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You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone: The life and work of Eric Morecambe [Kindle Edition]

Gary Morecambe
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

To mark the 25th anniversary of Eric Morecambe’s death, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone is the first book to cover Eric’s whole life and untimely death, including unseen family photographs and new insights by Eric’s son Gary Morecambe.

Published in the 25th anniversary year of Eric Morecambe’s death, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone is a celebration of Eric Morecambe’s life in words and previously unseen personal family photographs.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise are to this day still regarded as Britain’s most successful and best loved comedy duo, and their television shows from the 1970’s and 80’s are undoubtedly their finest work.

For the first time, Eric Morecambe’s whole life, from his earliest days in his home-town of Morecambe right up to his death in Gloucestershire in 1984 are appraised by his son Gary. Included are photographs not seen by the family until recently – poignantly one of Eric at a friend’s wedding the day before he would collapse and die on stage. As the final and definitive book on Eric Morecambe,You’ll Miss Me features interviews with those who knew and loved Eric, including his wife Joan, Ronnie Corbett, Hamish McColl who wrote and starred in The Play What I Wrote and a foreword by Judi Dench.

’You’ll miss me when I’m gone’ was Eric’s oft repeated plaintive remark when he’d been annoying the Morecambe family with his gags.The irony is that, 25 years after his death, the viewing nation still misses Eric Morecambe.

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About the Author

Gary Morecambe is the author of Eric Morecambe: Life's Not Hollywood, It's Cricklewood and Funny Man: Eric Morecambe, Memories of Eric.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1028 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (15 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007287321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007287321
  • ASIN: B002TU1Q52
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was looking forward to reading this book as, like so many, I am a great fan of Morecambe & Wise. However the very poor presentation on my Kindle really spoiled it for me. Many many pages (most in fact) had lines split in two I appropriately, slowing the flow of the writing. Paragraphs were also split like this. Justification was all over the place. In one case the page was straight on the right hand side and uneven on the left. I frequently found myself wanting to sort it, but of course I could not. Had it been a free book it could just have been acceptable but as one which was over £6 it is not.
This is not to say the book itself was bad, but I knowI have not enjoyed it as much as I would have had it been properly presented. Indeed I felt a sense of relief when I finished it. I was really disappointed and would not recommend it to any of my friends.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whay hay!!!!! 23 Nov. 2009
Liked it. Nice pics,interesting words, great interviews. All I expected. Will add to the collection of M and W material I've got. If you like these comedians, or like British comedy.....or both, then you'll enjoy owning this book. Got a nice expensive feel to it...quality!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Autobiography 17 Nov. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Loved it. Was in condition as it was second hand and it was a good buy good buy and arrived in very quick time. Have no issues what so ever. Enjoyed reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 13 Aug. 2013
By tarquin
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very amusing and insightful and well written book about one of the greats. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It is good it was by a relative.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Been There Before 15 Oct. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For any fan of Eric Morecambe this title is probably worth a read, but having read a few other books on the same subject, I can't help but think that I've seen all of this before.
This being another title written by Morecambe's adopted son - Gary - on the same subject, I believe that whilst the book delivers a few interesting pieces, it's probably time that Morecambe jnr. finally stopped living off the back of his father's fame, and brought out a new title about somebody completely different.
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