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The Blade and the Passion

Publication Date: 12/03/2013

Price: £1.99

ISBN: 9781782431282


About the Book

Les Dawson is at his funniest in this, his last book, which he described as: 'A record of an era so lusty and physical that it makes the reader want to wear a truss.' Within these pages the devoted reader will find the real Quasimodo ('a dwarf whose sword was so swift it could sever a trout's eyebrows in mid-gulp'); Florence the whore ('reeking of mystery and an old singlet'); your heart will bleed for poor Walter the Moron who was left by his mother on so many doorsteps that he went through life calling a yoghurt pot 'Dad'. All of history's pageantry and many famous figures await your perusal, along with sex, torture, blood-chilling exploits and much more in this wickedly funny and madcap romp through the eras.

About the Author

Les Dawson (1931-1993) was a popular English comedian who had a fantastically successful career across radio and television. His shows included the eponymous The Dawson Watch, The Les Dawson Show and Dawson's Weekly, as well as – of course – the quiz show Blankety Blank. He was included in The Comedian's Comedian, a 2005 Channel 4 documentary, which listed the top 50 comedians of all time, as voted for by fellow comedians and showbiz insiders.