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The interior tale of the only of the main profitable British stand-up comedians, as advised by way of the individual most sensible certified to bare all in regards to the guy in the back of the comedian, his spouse of over twenty years – Pamela Stephenson.
Once in a life-time, there strides upon the level anyone who can actually be referred to as a legend. this sort of individual is the inimitable, undying genius who's Billy Connolly. His without problems depraved whimsy has entranced, enthralled – and break up the edges of – millions upon hundreds of thousands of adoring audiences.
And whilst he isn't doing that. .. he's delivering award-winning performances on movie and television.
He's the fellow who wishes no creation, and but he's the final word enigma. From a and desperately bad youth within the docklands of Glasgow he's now the intimate of loved ones names the area over.
How did this take place, who's the true Billy Connolly? just one individual can solution that question: his spouse, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela's writing combines the very own with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, relocating and highly unique biography. this is often the genuine Billy Connolly.
This genre-defining ebook is now published as an e-book for a brand new iteration of comedy enthusiasts, with a brand new Foreword from the writer. Pamela's imaginative and prescient of Billy is as precise now because it ever used to be – as groundbreaking, as relocating and as laugh-out-loud humorous – and the following she brings the e-book absolutely into its context, as the most influential biographies ever written.
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