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The Kenneth Williams Letters By Edited by Russell Davies

The Kenneth Williams Letters
by Edited by Russell Davies

Following the bestselling publication of THE KENNETH WILLIAMS DIARIES, the devastating self-portrait of one of our most loved and complex performers is completed with this marvellous selection of his letters.

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The Kenneth Williams Letters by Edited by Russell Davies

Following the bestselling publication of THE KENNETH WILLIAMS DIARIES, the devastating self-portrait of one of our most loved and complex performers is completed with this marvellous selection of his letters.

This is a wonderful treasure trove of correspondence with all manner of people, including Alec Guinness, Maggie Smith, Joe Orton, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and the Stokers' Mess of HMS Leverton. Kenneth Williams took letters very seriously, and he was always disgusted by a morning that failed to provide him with some material to pore over.

Letters called forth the performer in Williams in a way that his diaries never did: many of them are virtual comic monologues, and in general they suggest more strongly than the diaries the likeable and constructive side of a man who remains, nevertheless, as outrageous and `difficult' as ever.

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About Edited by Russell Davies


/Editor:
Russell Davies, who also edited The Kenneth Williams Diaries, is a freelance writer and broadcaster. A former film and TV critic of the Observer and TV critic of the Sunday Times, he has also written a column on sport for the Sunday Telegraph. He has presented many literary and political features on TV and radio (including a history of radio comedy).

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The Kenneth Williams Letters by Edited by Russell Davies
Edited by Russell Davies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1995-03-27
336
0006380921
9780006380924
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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