My Name is Daphne Fairfax: A Memoir

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'My name is Arthur Smith, unless there's anybody here from the Streatham tax office. In which case, I'm Daphne Fairfax.' This has been Arthur's opening line at hundreds of stand-up comedy performances. In fact, he is neither Daphne nor Arthur. Friends and family know him as Brian.

One of the 'alternative comedians' who shook up light entertainment in the eighties and nineties, Arthur (and Brian) is also a broadcaster, an opening bat for Grumpy Old Men, a West End playwright (his plays include An Evening with Gary Lineker) and a guest on innumerable radio and TV panel shows.

In My Name is Daphne Fairfax he reflects on the nature of comedy and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired undergraduate, a roadsweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up sexual adventurer and an intensive care patient who has been told never to drink again.

Hilarious, scandalous and rude, his memoir incorporates a tender tribute to his parents and a vigorous account of the peculiar business of being alive.

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One of the 'alternative comedians' who shook up light entertainment in the eighties and nineties, Arthur Smith (and Brian) is also a broadcaster, an opening bat for Grumpy Old Men, a West End playwright and a guest on many radio and TV panel shows. This memoir shows his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey.

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"Funny, poignant, interesting and charming. This is how life should be lived, (apart from where he nearly dies)" (John O'Farrell)

"All the qualities which make Arthur Smith such a success on the stage are here... by drawing out the comedy in humdrum reality he keeps one constantly smiling" ( The Scotsman)

"The loveable old codger rolls out his memoirs, full of so-barking-they-must-be-true stories of his youth and stand-up career" ( Metro)

"...witty, self-aware and poignant" ( The Observer)

"...it radiates a glow of whimsy and invention" ( Independent on Sunday)

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. My name is Arthur Smith, unless there s anybody here from the Streatham tax office. In which case, I m Daphne Fairfax . This has been Arthur s opening line at hundreds of stand-up comedy performances. In fact, he is neither Daphne nor Arthur. Friends and family know him as Brian. One of the alternative comedians who shook up light entertainment in the eighties and nineties, Arthur (and Brian) is also a broadcaster, an opening bat for Grumpy Old Men , a West End playwright (his plays include An Evening with Gary Lineker ) and a guest on innumerable radio and TV panel shows. In My Name is Daphne Fairfax , he reflects on the nature of comedy and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired undergraduate, a roadsweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up sexual adventurer and an intensive care patient who has been told never to drink again. Hilarious, scandalous and rude, his memoir incorporates a tender tribute to his parents and a vigorous account of the peculiar business of being alive. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099519652

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. My name is Arthur Smith, unless there s anybody here from the Streatham tax office. In which case, I m Daphne Fairfax . This has been Arthur s opening line at hundreds of stand-up comedy performances. In fact, he is neither Daphne nor Arthur. Friends and family know him as Brian. One of the alternative comedians who shook up light entertainment in the eighties and nineties, Arthur (and Brian) is also a broadcaster, an opening bat for Grumpy Old Men , a West End playwright (his plays include An Evening with Gary Lineker ) and a guest on innumerable radio and TV panel shows. In My Name is Daphne Fairfax , he reflects on the nature of comedy and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired undergraduate, a roadsweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up sexual adventurer and an intensive care patient who has been told never to drink again. Hilarious, scandalous and rude, his memoir incorporates a tender tribute to his parents and a vigorous account of the peculiar business of being alive. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099519652

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Book Description Cornerstone. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. One of the 'alternative comedians' who shook up light entertainment in the eighties and nineties, Arthur Smith (and Brian) is also a broadcaster, an opening bat for Grumpy Old Men, a West End playwright and a guest on many radio and TV panel shows. This memoir shows his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey. Num Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: BGFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 133 x 28. Weight in Grams: 306. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099519652

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