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Stairlift to Heaven Paperback – 3 Jan 2012

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: FeedaRead.com (3 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908895020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908895028
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 555,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another exceptional read from Terry Ravenscroft. I could not put this book down, had me laughing out loud and receiving some odd looks! I have also read Dear Coca Cola and Dear Air 2000 and couldn't stop laughing.... :))
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I'm working my way the the works of Terry Ravenscroft and have just completed this one - not one moment of disappointment is to be found, another hilarious book with some added poignancy amongst the great stories. Now moving onto Captain's Day and a clean pair of pants!
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I haven't read anything by Terry Ravencroft before, however I now plan to read everything he's ever written! This man is comedy genius - I laughed so much I couldn't read through the tears! His hints and tips on how to deal with telesales and junk mail made me smile - I deploy similar tactics myself - however the best stories are; paralympic zimmer frame, new year goose and swimming lessons! I would recommend this book to anyone with a sense of humour.
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Its a long time since i laughed out loud while reading.
I started reading this book, got to the part about marilyn monroe and nearly wet myself laughing. Got some very strange looks from my wife and was told that my kindle would be taken from me if i didnt stop chuckling.
I ended up having to put the book down because my sides were hurting so much.

A great book to make you forget all your woes and start planning that junk mail assault.

P.S does anyone want to sponser me for the 2012 paralympics zimmer frame throwing event.
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I'm just not sure about this book. I started off laughing out loud. But then most of the initial humour seemed to disappear. And the author tells us, at the beginning, that the stories are true. Yet in one chapter he tells us he used to swim in the canal and in a following chapter he goes for swimming lessons because he can't swim. We then learn that his friend Atkins has his daily paper delivered in a shredded state. Later we are told about Atkins going for his morning stroll for his daily paper.Mmm.It left me wondering whether the tales were true or the product of a vivid imagination. The book was OK. But that's about all.
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By ElaineG TOP 100 REVIEWER on 1 May 2012
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I don't know why but I just did not enjoy this book as much as I did Terry's more fictional work. This book takes the form of diary entries made by Terry over a five year period from his 65th birthday to his 70th. Some of the entries are amusing, but not at all highly hilarious as other people have said. He does seem to be angry about so many things, and I found I was reading it in Victor Meldrew's voice (with Margaret Meldrew the voice for Terry's wife, The Trouble).

Its not a book for the PC by any means and I can see that a lot of people might take offence at some of what he writes, and sometimes he can be very cruel, but the warnings are there! Maybe its a hang over from the days of scriptwriting in the 70s, when comedy shows were very unpolitically correct, but what seemed funny then, just doesn't now. Some of the stories seem a bit far fetched so I think Terry may have been a bit more "fictional" here than he would like people to believe. FOr instance, I can't imagine a man of 68 jumping over a 14 foot canal without doing himself a serious injury!

My favourite book of his, so far, is I'm in Heaven which was a wonderful read and unfortunately this book just isn't a patch on that.
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I made the mistake of reading this on a bus and was left isolated the entire journey as I laughed till I cried. This was my first serving of Terry Ravenscrot and I will be back for more. It felt so good to laugh like that, hasn't happened for a while.Stairlift to Heaven
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downloaded this book when it was free a week or so ago. Ravenscroft starts the book by saying that it is a series of diary entries that were made as and when humourous things happened. The diary excerpts cover a five-year period (up to 2011 I think) when Terry was 65-70. Terry does also note that he did embellish some of the stories. I would think he embellished them a lot in some places.

There are some very funny moments in the book, the trip to the Charity Shops in York made me smile, but I found that as the book went on the stories became more and more outlandish and unbelievable (the swimming lessons ones, the zimmer frame olympics to name just two) and Ravenscroft comes across, to me, as a bitter and grumpy old man. At numerous points throughout the book he criticises well-known British `personalities', seemingly for the sake of it. Peter Kay, Tom Jones, Parkinson, Jonathan Ross and Cliff Richard are slated by Ravenscroft, but no real reason for it is provided, other than that they are more famous than he is (Ravenscroft was a script writer for the likes of Les Dawson and is keen to point out when more contemporary comedians recycle his work - although we only have his word on this).
The book is very un-PC, evidenced through his descriptions of `The Poles' (and his subsequent (alleged) patronising parodies of them at the expense of a rail conductor), his fellow learner swimmers, his abused of an already ill-treated dog and his description of Manchester as `a city of dark satanic gay bars'.

I wanted to love this book. I wanted to find it funny. In the end I found it distasteful, disappointing and Ravesncroft immensely unlikable. There were whole sections I skipped through and I'm afraid that, for me, the odd gem that I did find wasn't worth the time I spent reading the rest.
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