This week’s top 10 from Morecambe Library aims to bring back a ray of sunshine while we wait for the return of Eric to Morecambe’s promenade. Join us in a look at books about people who have made us laugh over the years.
1 Eric Morecambe: Lost and Found – Gary Morecambe
A rare insight into Morecambe’s favourite son.
2 Robin Williams: When The Laughter Stops – Emily Herbert
A look at the career of a man who often suffered in silence away from the cameras.
3 Milligan’s Meaning Of Life: An Autobiography Of Sorts – Spike Milligan
Spike shares his childhood in India, serving in the Royal Artillery and going on to become part of The Goon Show.
4 Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing – John Fisher
An intimate portrait of the entertainer Tommy Cooper, this biography shows the real Tommy Cooper.
5 Diary Of A Mad Diva – Joan Rivers
Published shortly before her death, this is Joan Rivers at her best.
6 One Leg Too Few: The Adventures Of Peter Cook And Dudley Moore – William Cook
A look at the pair’s good and bad times.
7 Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams – Christopher Stevens
The story of Carry On films star Kenneth Williams includes unseen photographs.
8 The Trials And triumphs Of Les Dawson – Louis Barfe
This book celebrates the comedy genius behind the man.
9 Hello Darlings! The Authorized Biography Of Kenny Everett – James Hogg and Robert Sellers
This authorised biography draws on interviews with Kenny’s family and friends including Barry Cryer.
10 Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography – John Fisher
An in depth look at the tortured soul of Tony Hancock.
*All these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/ to reserve your copy.