The Kenneth Williams Diaries (Paperback)
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The Kenneth Williams Diaries (Paperback)

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Paperback 864 Pages
Published: 13/06/1994
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‘I’ll put you in my diary!’ comedian Kenneth Williams was known to threaten on occasion, although tantalisingly he kept the journal to himself during his lifetime. Here at last, in one spellbinding volume, are four million words of it.

For more than forty years, from his sixteenth birthday until the eve of his unexpected death in 1988, the beloved actor and outrageous ‘Carry On’ star Kenneth Williams kept a candid diary. Devastatingly honest about himself, he is equally unsparing in his verdicts on his fellow man. In his descriptions of Tony Hancock, Maggie Smith, Joe Orton and countless others, his waspish sense of humour, love of anecdote and ear for dialogue are given full rein.

Malicious, hilarious and harrowing, ‘The Kenneth Williams Diaries’ are a unique portrait of one of Britain’s most popular – and most misunderstood – performers.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006380900
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 40 mm


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‘Annihilatingly honest…fascinating…these diaries cast a bizarre spell. They appeal, they delight, and now and then do both at once.’ Independent ‘Caustically compelling.’ Time Out ‘Unputdownable…with the appeal of eavesdropping on the conversation of a unique personality.’ Financial Times ‘Hilarious anecdotes abound.’ What’s On

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“Fascinating insight”

The diaries of Kenneth Williams are fascinating, shocking and terribly sad at times. Brutally honest these can make hard reading but they are a fascinating insight into the man behind the performer.

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