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Mix of fantasy and fact,
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This review is from: Back Drops: Pages from a Private Diary (Paperback)
Kenneth Williams' diary (edited extracts were published) is the story of a life and a century. This is a book based on a year of his diary, written with (I think) Gyles Brandreth. This is a mixture of his real diary and some sometimes laboured jokes. He wrote as he spoke, and he was a witty and observant man. He moves seamlessly from mundanity (doctors' waiting rooms, trips to department store John Lewis), to encounters with the (invented) Maudie Fittleworth, always gamely taking her show "Fun with a Frankfurter" on tour, even to Taiwan. Illustrations are by the wonderful and unappreciated "Larry". If you like stories of life as she is lived (with a bit of massage), you'll like this book.