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I Didn't Get Where I Am Today By David Nobbs

I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
by David Nobbs

Tells the story of David Nobbs' life, which also describes some of the most famous comedians of the last century and captures a golden age of British television.

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I Didn't Get Where I Am Today Summary


As a small boy David Nobbs survived the Second World War unscathed, until his bedroom ceiling fell on him when the last bomb to be dropped on Britain by the Germans landed near his home. It was the nearest he came to the war, but National Service would later make him one of Britain's most reluctant soldiers. It was an unforgettable and often unpleasant experience. As a struggling writer, David was catapulted into the thrilling world of satire at the BBC when he rang THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS with a joke and got through to David Frost, who sent a taxi for the joke. He never looked back. His greatness as a modern comic writer was confirmed by the publication of THE FALL AND RISE OF REGINALD PERRIN, which he adapted into the immensely successful television series that has entered the fabric of British cultural life, through phrases, images and brilliant humour. A mesmerising, beautifully told tale of life in writing and comedy, I DIDN'T GET WHERE I AM TODAY is the hilarious, poignant and very personal story of David Nobbs' life, which also describes some of the most famous comedians of the last century and captures a golden age of British television.

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GOR001184182
I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
David Nobbs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2004-03-04
512
009942164X
9780099421641
Short-listed for Saga Award for Wit 2003
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