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    DescriptionOn the eve of his eightieth birthday Ken Dodd is still touring the country, performing in packed venues an average of two nights a week with his legendary four hour sets. 'I do it because that is what I do. I do it because that is what I am,' he said, when asked why he continues with this punishing schedule. Ken Dodd's career has spanned over five decades as he went from singer to actor, and presently, most famously, comedian. He is considered the last, great, music-hall inspired variety comic, but what drives this man whose career has been tainted by hardship? Dodd still lives in his childhood home of Knotty Ash and has never married, despite having two-long term fiancees. In 1989 his strange relationship to money culminated in a trial for tax evasion, and he was also famously stalked by a mystery woman. How did this feather-duster salesman become one of the most loved, though least-lauded, British comedians of all time? Stephen Griffin interviewed friends, colleagues and fellow comedians to get inside the mind of the original Diddyman.


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    Title
    Ken Dodd
    Subtitle
    The Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Griffin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843172819
    ISBN 10: 184317281X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, APB
    DC22: 791.092
    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    BIC subject category V2: ASZH
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, ATX, ATC
    Publisher
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Griffin is a freelance journalist and former arts editor and TV reviewer at the Hampstead & Highgate Express newspaper.
    Review quote
    "'A reminder of Dodd's joyful brilliance' The Mail on Sunday"
    Review text
    A reminder of Dodd's joyful brilliance