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Growing Up with the Goons Hardcover – 25 Sep 2010
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'The highs and lows of growing up the offspring of a Goon is movingly recounted' Choice magazine 201012 'He recounts in loving detail not only his own experiences but those of the other Goons' children. Rare, treasured memories.' Evergreen 201012 'They were the anarchic comedy kings of the Fifties and this affectionate behind-the-scenes reminiscence by Sir Harry Secombe's son helps explain why' Sunday Express 20101219
About the Author
Andy Secombe has written four novels, including the acclaimed Endgame published by PanMcMillan.
Top Customer Reviews
Honestly written with a comedy eye but a lot of love. I thoroughly recommend it.
Not that I found my idols had feet of clay. But it certainly showed some aspects that while understandable, were horrifying. And others that reinforced the view already acquired through various bio and autobiographies.
There. Now you'll want to find out what was so horrifying. Buy the book. And remember we are looking at parents and children of the 1950's and 1960's before a lot of current theories as to how best to be a parent were formulated.
Remember Searle: "You psychoanalyst may say one thing, Blatworthy but I say another. And my treatment is FREE" (my apologies if I misquote here)
Buy this book!
I found it a lovely read and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the post-war comic team.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good way of loking at the members of the goons - it must have been weird being a child of one of these comedians. Fun - but weird. A good addition to my collection.Published on 6 Feb. 2014 by Peter
This is a pleasant read but tells us little about The Goons that isn't already in several good books. Read morePublished on 22 Aug. 2012 by Michael J. Hill