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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 30mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 12 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099457024
  • ISBN 13: 9780099457022
  • Illustrations note: 1 port.
  • Sales rank: 43,001

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A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph. Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other, shows the breadth of Fry's interests and the depth of his insight. He remains a hilarious writer on whatever topic he puts his mind to.

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Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. And his legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

Review quote

"I do more than invite you to read Stephen Fry. I urge you to. Fry is by turns observer, humourist, reviewer, philosopher, parodist, autobiographer, academic, scourge, clown and, as often as not, an antic amalgam of all these and more, and his variant style conforms flawlessly with each selected role." "Huge, crammed, wise, hilarious and utterly captivating" Literary Review "A joyous collaboration of winging humour and sarcasm" Mail on Sunday "Naughty but terribly nice" Sunday Times "Appallingly funny" Daily Telegraph

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'Naughty but terribly nice' Sunday Times In this wonderful compendium from one of Britain's best-loved comedians we find a hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph. 'A joyous collaboration of winging humour and sarcasm' Mail on Sunday 'Huge, crammed, wise, hilarious and utterly captivating' Literary Review 'I do more than to invite you to read Stephen Fry. I urge you to.' Alan Coren