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No Tears for the Clown: An Autobiography
No Tears for the Clown: An Autobiography
by Les Dawson
Edition: Hardcover

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3.0 out of 5 stars This clown will cry no more., 8 April 2011
This is Les dawson's second volume of autobiography and he calls it the story of an ordinary man in an extraodinary career. It is an intensely moving book, in which he talks frankly about the personal dramas which were to have such a profound effect on his life both on and off-stage. In particular, he records the devastsing loss of his much-loved and respected wife, Meg, after a prolonged illness, and the tremendous difficulties he faced both during her illness and after her death - not least of which was having to stand on stage and make others laugh when laughter was the last thing on his mind.
With his own inimitable brand of candour and honesty, he tells of how the shadows lifted as he found a wonderful new love and, with her unerring support, began to rebuild his life.
At the same time, in true Dawson fashion, he recalls funny moments, too, for the show had to go on for this crowned King of Comedy and, as you would expect, the laughter rises triumphantly out of the tears.
Twelve pages of black and white photos included.
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