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Tragically I Was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook

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Publisher Comments:

To his many friends as well as his legion of fans, Peter Cook was quite simply the funniest man ever. His unique gifts and the way he led the transformation of British comedy (from music hall to perverse absurdity) and his clear comic influence on Monty Python's Flying Circus and every show since, has been much written about. But never before has there been a collection of Cook's own writings.

Tragically, I Was an Only Twin gathers the treasures of Cook's comic career, from school and university via Beyond the Fringe alongside Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, and Dudley Moore, to his sureal, satirical journalism for Private Eye. It includes his monologues, the cream of his irreverent essays, and highlights from his much celebrated partnerships with Dudley Moore as Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive. Illustrated with his own drawings, this is the first, the only, and certainly the definitive collection of the transformative genius of comedy that was Peter Cook.

Synopsis:

A career-spanning collection of the wit, humor, and genius that was Peter Cook.

Synopsis:

This is a unique collection of Cook's finest and funniest writings of which many have never been published before.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-412).

About the Author

Peter Cook was a founding member of Beyond the Fringe, wrote widely, and performed memorably on stage and film until his death in 1995.

William Cook, unrelated, is an author and journalist who has worked for the BBC, and written for several major newspapers in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312318918
Subtitle:
The Complete Peter Cook
Editor:
Cook, William W.
Editor:
Cook, William
Editor:
Cook, William W.
Author:
Cook, Peter
Author:
Cook, William W.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
English wit and humor
Subject:
General Humor
Edition Description:
1st St. Martin's Press ed.
Series Volume:
108-4.
Publication Date:
20031119
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 20 line drawings throughout
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.42x6.50x1.37 in. 1.68 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312318918 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A career-spanning collection of the wit, humor, and genius that was Peter Cook.
"Synopsis" by , This is a unique collection of Cook's finest and funniest writings of which many have never been published before.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-412).
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