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    DescriptionA feast for all his many fans and admirers, this is the great Humphrey Lyttelton's last book, a sparkling autobiographical kaleidoscope of memories, anecdotes, and entertaining stories from his colourful life, from his childhood as the son of a famous Eton Housemaster, through to his role as the irrepressible chairman of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. A Renaissance man - musician, writer, cartoonist, calligrapher and broadcaster - Humph was descended from a long line of land-owning, political, literary, clerical, scholastic and literary forebears. One of his more notorious relatives was executed for his part in the Gun Powder Plot! Last Chorus draws on some of Humph's long-lost auto-biographical writings, as well a wealth of other material, including his never-before-seen private diaries, plus cartoons and Whether sneaking off when a child to buy his first trumpet, or wading ashore in Italy during World War II with a rifle in one hand and a trumpet in the other, or playing alongside such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Humph was very much his own man, and he comes vividly to life in this engaging and witty self-portrait. Every Monday night from 1967 until 2008, Humphrey Lyttelton wrote and presented BBC's The Best of Jazz, and he was, famously, Chairman of the anarchic, award-winning radio programme, I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue. He wrote nine books, and composed over two hundred tunes, and has Honorary Doctorates at the universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Durham, Keele, Hertford and de Montfort.


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    Title
    Last Chorus
    Subtitle
    An Autobiographical Medley
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Humphrey Lyttelton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906779443
    ISBN 10: 1906779449
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: MUS
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: AVRN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 788.92165092
    BIC subject category V2: CVF
    Thema V1.0: AVRN, DNBF1
    Publisher
    JR Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    JR Books Ltd
    Publication date
    24 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London