Ms. B. Harper

Helpful votes received on reviews: 59% (86 of 145)
Location: Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 905,847 - Total Helpful Votes: 86 of 145
A Beginner's Guide To Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi
41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
I'm often a little wary of books written by comedians, they don't always tend to be very good at it. This is a total exception though. Shappi perfectly captures the voice of her child self and you find yourself looking upon her world through a 6 year olds eyes. Her story is touching and funny, but also incredibly accessible. A must read for anyone.
My Name is Daphne Fairfax: A Memoir by Arthur Smith
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful, 18 May 2009
The memoirs of one Daphne Fairfax are both moving and funny; I know that this is said about every autobiography, but in this instance, it's true. Arthur tells his story with flair and compassion - the reader almost instantly understands his family ties and the excitement of being part of the alternative comedy boom in the 1980s. There is the recognisable trademark humour throughout the whole story (particularly through footnotes and afterthoughts), but perhaps where you are most aware of Arthur's skills as a nuanced writer is through his retelling of Malcom Hardee's funeral. He does not try and make jokes at the expense of worst points of his life or anyone elses come to that, he merely… Read more
Paul Merton: Live At The Palladium [VHS] [1994] <b>VHS</b> ~ Paul Merton
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Paul Merton, Lee Simpson and Richard Vranch create and perform a truly unique and alternative variety performance. Throughout the show you'll see stand up, a murder mystery, ice skating, mind reading panto, song and dance, and not like you've seen it before. Paul's surreal humour coupled with his deadpan delivery is immediately transparent throughout the show, particularly in the stand up. This might be the only time you see the infamous Torville and Dean routine performed without any ice, but with a pool table and a baseball bat. After seeing this show, you will never see Cinderella (or the sparsely dressed Richard Vranch) in the same light again! The three comedians create unusual… Read more

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