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A Play On Words by [Longden, Deric]
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Length: 307 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Further episodes in the life of Deric Longden, his wife and his small army of cats.

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Ever since Dame Thora Hird breathed life into the role of Deric Longden's mother in Wide-Eyed and Legless, she had been on at him to write a play based on the sequel, Lost for Words.

'And don't hang about. I'm eighty-three, you know.'

But life doesn't run in straight lines for Deric. Apart from his duties as official guide dog to his blind wife, the writer Aileen Armitage, he is at the beck and call of three and a half cats, a somewhat bemused vole and a tap-dancing squirrel. He also had a book to finish, so the screenplay had to take a back seat for the time being.

But Dame Thora didn't give up. She rang him regularly. 'Come on, lad, get a move on. I'm eighty-five, you know.'

By the time she was eighty-six Deric had finished the script. In January 1999 Lost for Words was finally televised - by which time Dame Thora was eighty-seven going on thirty-two.

In A Play on Words he describes the unique experience of seeing at close hand his book - and an important part of his own life - turn into a film amid the continuing chaos of his private world. Somehow or other, despite the usual hilarious interruptions, his own brand of literary work gets done, influenced by such matters as rag-and-bone men, the Moscow State Circus and crinkle-cut beetroot - and the usual cast of characters.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 550 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0552146609
  • Publisher: Bibliophile Books (1 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AGZGR4M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,111 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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