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Tragically I Was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook
Synopses & Reviews
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.
A career-spanning collection of the wit, humor, and genius that was Peter Cook.
This is a unique collection of Cook's finest and funniest writings of which many have never been published before.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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