More Fool Me

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 071817755X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1622


Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame' In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, star of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, The Liar, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him. What could possibly go wrong? Then, as the 80s drew to a close, he discovered a most enjoyable way to burn the candle at both ends, and took to excess like a duck to breadcrumbs. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never ending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, in a ludicrous and impressive act of bravado, he fooled all those except the very closest to him, some of whom were most enjoyably engaged in the same dance. He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . . Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden. Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

Soupy Twists!

Author: Jem Roberts

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783526378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5231


This first ever, officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes. It is the tale of a true friendship, a deep affection between two very funny men which has long been reflected back from an adoring public. Jem Roberts, acclaimed chronicler of Blackadder and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, covers everything from the excitement of being the first Perrier Award winners with The Cellar Tapes to the terrors of performing on Saturday Live, the collaborative warfare of Blackadder and the ultimate depiction of Wodehouse’s most inimitable characters, Jeeves & Wooster. Beyond this, the trials and tribulations of their remarkable subsequent separate career paths, from QI to House, will be explored for the first time. With tantalising, never-before-seen titbits from the A Bit of Fry & Laurie archive, and interviews with Emma Thompson, Richard Curtis, John Lloyd and more, this history of Fry & Laurie is an overdue celebration, paying tribute to a legacy of laughter from one of the funniest double acts of all time.

Hangmen

Author: Martin McDonagh

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571328881

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 2861


I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint. In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss. Martin McDonagh's Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.

The Fry Chronicles

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 9276


The Fry Chronicles eBook is an enhanced digital title containing exclusive video material viewable on colour devices, such as the iPad, and fully integrated photography. With seven videos, links to relevant websites and web content, this enhanced eBook will bring an enriched reading experience to fans of Stephen Fry and eBook lovers everywhere. Please note that this is a large file which will take some time to download over slower connections. Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director and presenter. In January 2010, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you and, above all, surprise you.

Theatricks

Author: Eleanor Gwyn-Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162342075X

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

View: 7930


Enna Petersen has never been good at making personal decisions, particularly when she has to choose between her passions. As a theater director, the stage is her world, the spotlight her vitamin D, the waft of greasepaint her oxygen. However, when her handsome American businessman boyfriend proposes and paints the picture of a luxurious life in Pennsylvania, she has to tear her heart in two and give up on her theatrical dreams. But as she navigates the visa gauntlet at the US embassy in England, she meets Will, a charismatic, erudite actor who encourages her to not give up on her dilapidated and much beloved theater. She is torn, tormented by the thought that her departure will certainly lead to Ashtead Theatre's demise, but she follows her heart, says goodbye to her homeland, and begins her new role as Cole's fiancée in America. However, homesickness soon strikes. Enna longs for the English countryside, her theater, and the passion that Will has inspired in her. After her American dreams fall apart, she is reunited with all three back in the UK, and with Will's help, she soon finds her theater more successful than she ever thought possible. She has everything she's ever wanted, including a gorgeous man in her bed to share it with, so why is it she can't stop thinking about Cole?

The Billionaire's Cinderella Housekeeper

Author: Miranda Lee

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 148807321X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5763


In USA TODAY bestselling author Miranda Lee’s latest Harlequin Presents, things are about to get complicated when this Cinderella discovers how attractive her new boss is… New job? Check. Drop-dead gorgeous boss? Check! For hardworking Ruby, accepting a live-in housekeeper position for an absent mystery tycoon should be easy! When he returns, she quickly realizes that working for the seriously sexy Sebastian is going to be quite the challenge. The loss of his late wife has left Sebastian emotionally guarded, but he can’t deny the blazing heat with his irresistible housekeeper. A red-hot tryst should quell their desires, but Sebastian didn’t expect to see shy Ruby fit into his lavish world quite so perfectly… From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds. Read all the Housekeeper Brides for Billionaires books: Book 1: Maid for the Untamed Billionaire Book 2: The Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper

Harlequin Presents - March 2021 - Box Set 2 of 2

Author: Sharon Kendrick,Miranda Lee,Annie West,Pippa Roscoe

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488073287

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5655


Harlequin Presents brings you four full-length stories in one collection! Experience the glamorous lives of royals and billionaires, where passion knows no bounds. Be swept into a world of luxury, wealth and exotic locations. This box set includes: ONE NIGHT BEFORE THE ROYAL WEDDING by USA TODAY bestselling author Sharon Kendrick Princess Zabrina agreed to a convenient match with a King she’s never met to save her country. But before her wedding day, she seizes a taste of freedom—with the royal bodyguard! Their encounter is electrifying…until he reveals his true identity! THE BILLIONAIRE’S CINDERELLA HOUSEKEEPER (A Housekeeper Brides for Billionaires novel) by USA TODAY bestselling author Miranda Lee Accepting a live-in housekeeper position for an absent mystery tycoon should be easy for Ruby… But when he returns, she quickly realizes that working for the seriously sexy Sebastian is going to be quite the challenge! THE SHEIKH’S MARRIAGE PROCLAMATION by USA TODAY bestselling author Annie West When Tara Michael’s arrives on Sheikh Raif’s doorstep fleeing a forced betrothal he knows protecting her will be risky – but entranced by her stubborn beauty he knows one way to keep her safe… He must make her his bride! TERMS OF THEIR COSTA RICAN TEMPTATION (A Diamond Inheritance novel) by Pippa Roscoe Skye Soames’s search for her family’s long-lost diamonds leads her to Benoit Chandelar’s mansion in the Costa Rican rainforest. The billionaire offers to help her find the diamonds—if she agrees to a marriage pact to save his company! For more stories filled with passion and drama, look for Harlequin Presents March 2021 Box Set – 1 of 2