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The Kenneth Williams Diaries By Russell Davies

The Kenneth Williams Diaries
by Russell Davies

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`I'll put you in my diary!' comedian Kenneth Williams was known to threaten on occasion, although tantalisingly he kept the journal to himself during his lifetime. Here at last, in one spellbinding volume, are four million words of it.

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The Kenneth Williams Diaries by Russell Davies

`I'll put you in my diary!' comedian Kenneth Williams was known to threaten on occasion, although tantalisingly he kept the journal to himself during his lifetime. Here at last, in one spellbinding volume, are four million words of it.

For more than forty years, from his sixteenth birthday until the eve of his unexpected death in 1988, the beloved actor and outrageous `Carry On' star Kenneth Williams kept a candid diary. Devastatingly honest about himself, he is equally unsparing in his verdicts on his fellow man. In his descriptions of Tony Hancock, Maggie Smith, Joe Orton and countless others, his waspish sense of humour, love of anecdote and ear for dialogue are given full rein.

Malicious, hilarious and harrowing, `The Kenneth Williams Diaries' are a unique portrait of one of Britain's most popular - and most misunderstood - performers.

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The Kenneth Williams Diaries Reviews


`Annihilatingly honest...fascinating...these diaries cast a bizarre spell. They appeal, they delight, and now and then do both at once.' Independent

`Caustically compelling.' Time Out

`Unputdownable...with the appeal of eavesdropping on the conversation of a unique personality.' Financial Times

`Hilarious anecdotes abound.' What's On

About Russell Davies


Russell Davies, editor of `The Kenneth Williams Diaries', is a journalist and broadcaster who has worked as a newspaper columnist and critic and presented numerous programmes on BBC Radio. He is also the editor of `The Kenneth Williams Letters'.

Additional information

GOR000882096
The Kenneth Williams Diaries by Russell Davies
Russell Davies
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1994-04-29
864
0006380905
9780006380900
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.