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A Stupid Boy : The Autobiography of the Creator of Dad's Army Jimmy Perry [Includes Signed Letter from Jimmy Perry]

£34.99

Product description

Published in 2002 by Century.

With many photographs included with the text, and a detailed index.

From the creator of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry, a fascinating and highly entertaining autobiography packed full with the people, stories and experiences that inspired many of the characters and scenes from this much-loved comedy.
But it doesn't just stop with Dad's Army. Jimmy Perry is also responsible for the other hugely popular British comedies It Ain't Half Hot, Mum, Hi De Hi and You Rang, M'Lord? Stupid Boy is Jimmy's story from his early years growing up in London, his experiences in the Watford Home Guard, as a Gunner in Burma, as a member of the Royal Artillery Concert Party that travelled the Indian subcontinent entertaining the troops, as a Redcoat in Butlins, at RADA, in show business and much, much more. Read Jimmy's fantastic stories as he relates, as only he can, the amazing real-life experiences that inspired the key ingredients of the comedies we have all come to know and love. Funny, witty and highly enjoyable, and fully illustrated with over a hundred fascinating and exclusive photographs, Stupid Boy is a must for all fans of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry, and his work.

As a special bonus, this includes a hand-written letter from Jimmy Perry to the previous owner of this book, and 2 letters from him to Jimmy Perry, in which is mentioned the entertainer Roy Hudd, a mutual friend of them both.

There is an name and address sticker of the former owner, Howard Brayton.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket, the book is in a fresh & clean condition throughout. The dust jacket is a little faded towards the spine.

Item details

Added value:
Includes a Signed Letter from Jimmy Perry
Author(s):
Jimmy Perry
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.8 cm by 25.3 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
978-0712623384
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Century
Title:
A Stupid Boy : The Autobiography of the Creator of Dad's Army Jimmy Perry

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Published in 2002 by Century.

With many photographs included with the text, and a detailed index.

From the creator of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry, a fascinating and highly entertaining autobiography packed full with the people, stories and experiences that inspired many of the characters and scenes from this much-loved comedy.
But it doesn't just stop with Dad's Army. Jimmy Perry is also responsible for the other hugely popular British comedies It Ain't Half Hot, Mum, Hi De Hi and You Rang, M'Lord? Stupid Boy is Jimmy's story from his early years growing up in London, his experiences in the Watford Home Guard, as a Gunner in Burma, as a member of the Royal Artillery Concert Party that travelled the Indian subcontinent entertaining the troops, as a Redcoat in Butlins, at RADA, in show business and much, much more. Read Jimmy's fantastic stories as he relates, as only he can, the amazing real-life experiences that inspired the key ingredients of the comedies we have all come to know and love. Funny, witty and highly enjoyable, and fully illustrated with over a hundred fascinating and exclusive photographs, Stupid Boy is a must for all fans of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry, and his work.

As a special bonus, this includes a hand-written letter from Jimmy Perry to the previous owner of this book, and 2 letters from him to Jimmy Perry, in which is mentioned the entertainer Roy Hudd, a mutual friend of them both.

There is an name and address sticker of the former owner, Howard Brayton.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket, the book is in a fresh & clean condition throughout. The dust jacket is a little faded towards the spine.

Added value:
Includes a Signed Letter from Jimmy Perry
Author(s):
Jimmy Perry
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.8 cm by 25.3 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
978-0712623384
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Century
Title:
A Stupid Boy : The Autobiography of the Creator of Dad's Army Jimmy Perry

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