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From Rags to Gags: The Memoirs of a Comedy Writer Hardcover – 31 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Apex Publishing Ltd, Essex (31 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906358079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906358075
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,904,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vince's story, 'From Rags to Gags', is a breathtaking account of the teeming imagination, way with words and capacity for sheer bloody hard work involved in producing hit after hit. I had to read it lying down. --Michael Aspel OBE, Journalist/TV Presenter

This excellent book, written by a master of his craft, will guide you through the months and years of sweat and tears as Vince Powell honed his immaculate comic timing. --Sir Donald Sinden CBE, Actor

This book is an engaging glimpse of a life dedicated to laughter. --Nottingham Evening Post

About the Author

Vince Powell is regarded as one of the Godfathers of British situation comedy and has created and written some of the most successful television sitcoms in TV history. Vince began his career as one of the original writing team for 'Coronation Street', television's most famous soap, now in its 48th year. However, it is with TV sitcoms that he is chiefly associated. Vince created and wrote such highly popular and successful series such as 'Here's Harry' (Harry Worth), 'George & The Dragon' (Sid James and Peggy Mount), 'Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width', 'Spring & Autumn' (Jimmy Jewel), 'For the Love of Ada' (Wilfred Pickles and Irene Handl), 'Nearest & Dearest' (Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel), 'Bless This House' (Sid James), 'Love Thy Neighbour', 'Surprise Surprise' & 'Blind Date' (Cilla Black), 'Mind Your Language', 'Never The Twain' (Sir Donald Sinden and Windsor Davies), and 'Young at Heart' (Sir John Mills).


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