Dear Fatty

Author: Dawn French

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448106575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6853

___________________________ A hilarious and heartwarming memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and Women's Prize longlisted author, Dawn French. Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time with a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Loved for her irreverent humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Here, she describes the journey that would eventually establish her as a perhaps unlikely, but nevertheless genuine, national treasure. As part of the much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repertoire of brilliantly observed characters, impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's iconic role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial and topical issue and make it mainstream - and very funny. From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty chronicles the extraordinary and hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.

I, Fatty

Author: Jerry Stahl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596919129

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9227

In this highly acclaimed novel, the author of Permanent Midnight channels fallen early-Hollywood star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty tells his own story of success, addiction, and a precipitous fall from grace after being framed for a brutal crime-a national media scandal that set the precedent for those so familiar today.

Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908243

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1275

It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius 'Fatty' O'Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under. The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Betty, and likes nothing better than the company of good friends Tubby O'Rourke and Porky Flanagan. But when Fatty and Betty head off to Ireland on the trip of a lifetime, they find that they have left their comfort zone far behind. Calamity and mayhem ensue as one mishap after another befalls the beleaguered couple. Can Fatty's broad shoulders take the strain or will he suffer one indignity too many? Will he get his just deserts, or just dessert?


Author: Bill Allison

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3748729804

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 6549

10 exciting new original short stories following the adventures of Fatty Cat and his friends. Read the stories they have to tell about all their adventures as they encounter fascinating animals and people and the fun and the dangers they get into. The cheeky mouse that teases Fatty cat and the nasty old rats that they all have to be careful to avoid. The read how Fatty and his friends save the boat race day and teach the greedy mongrel dog a lesson plus the snow cold day and the exciting cousins visit followed by their miserable day and then the fabulous carnival day that starts off as a very disappointing event for Fatty cat but turns out to be their best day ever.

Dear Runaway

Author: Peter Derk

Publisher: Helpful Snowman Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 583

View: 3694

Dear Reader, You hold in your hands a bunch of love letters, none of which were sent. Letters to friends, family, people I loved, people who loved me. There's an occasional famous person in there and the once-in-a-while clerk at the grocery store. They're all here. Best, Pete

My Dear Mother

Author: N.A

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565127846

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

View: 4533

A touching collection of correspondence from over 50 famous painters, writers, and musicians to their beloved mothers. “You want to know my grades: I have bad new for you,” confesses young Baudelaire writing from boarding school. Long before F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby, he was pressing for more pocket money in a letter from summer camp. And before Gustav Courbet became a master painter, he sold his school uniform and wrote, “If I am to be an exception to every rule in every way, I’m off to pursue my destiny.” My Dear Mother is an irresistible treasury of more than a hundred letters from distinguished sons to their mothers, offering an intimate and unexpected glimpse in to the mind and heart of the artist. Whether it’s to ask for socks or for solace, to sketch scenes of travel, to gossip or conspire, the letters in this collection reveal heated moments of creativity, struggle, and accomplishment alongside the business of everyday life, offering a sometimes comical, often touching portrait of the love between sons and mothers. Featuring letters from Elvis Presley, Ezra Pound, E.B. White, Paul Cezanne, Henry James, Henri de Touluse-Lautrec, Richard Wagner, Victor Hugo, Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

And You Wonder How My Partner Changed

Author: Mahmoud Akbari Dolatabad

Publisher: novum premium Verlag

ISBN: 3990645846

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 9998

When Paul came home to find his wife under attack, the last thing he expected was to be targeted by a madcap conspiracy. Follow the unpredictable twists and turns as Paul is besieged by increasingly comical and half-baked schemes carried out by hilariously incompetent crooks, with increasingly bizarre results.

The Mystery Series Collection 2

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444970259

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 412

View: 5517

Whenever there's a mystery, the Find-Outers are on the case! A brilliant bumper collection, from bestselling author Enid Blyton. The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters Someone is sending spiteful letters to the people of Peterswood - but who? Fatty, Larry, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster the dog have to find the culprit who is making the villagers so unhappy. But Mr Goon is right on their heels to solve the mystery first! The Mystery of the Missing Necklace Mr Goon is busy with a mystery all to himself until Fatty, Pip, Larry, Daisy and Bets discover his secret. There is a gang of jewel thieves using Peterswood as their headquarters! Soon the Find-Outers and Buster the dog are helping the police hunt down the thieves - but who are they? The Mystery of the Hidden House Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets are forbidden to solve any mysteries this summer. Then they meet Ern, Mr Goon's nephew, and can't help giving him a few false clues. But they don't expect their fake mystery to turn into a real one, or for Ern to go missing!

The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 143

View: 6831

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Mystery of the Missing Necklace" by Enid Blyton. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.


Author: Jennifer Saunders

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6095

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery. BONKERS is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, 'There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping...' Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go BONKERS.