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The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawson Hardcover – 1 Feb 2012

3.9 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (1 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184887250X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848872509
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From 11 series of Sez Les to the wilder lunacies of Blankety Blank, Les Dawson was always around and always hilarious... We shall probably never see his like again... All praise to Louis Barfe. He's got the context as well as the jokes right here. He gives you more than the booze and fags and the sometimes tortured hero of standard showbiz biographies. He makes us realise what we lost when Les Dawson died. --Observer

Louis Barfe succeeds in digging beneath the television personality to uncover Dawson's hidden layers. --Time Out

[A] conscientious, heartfelt book... In today's hard times, we could do with another comic like Dawson. --New Statesman



Lugubrious, complex and always funny, Les Dawson gets the biography he deserves. --Scotsman --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Louis Barfe was born in 1973 in Epsom, Surrey. He studied at Lancaster University. He has written for Private Eye, The Oldie, New Statesman and the Independent on Sunday. His books include Where Have All the Good Times Gone: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry and Turned Out Nice Again: The Story of British Light Entertainment.



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