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The first ever full official story of Fry and Laurie containing never before seen archive materialThis first ever officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes It is the tale of a true friendship a deep affection between two very funny men which has long been reflected back from an adoring publicWith tantalising never before seen titbits from the A Bit of Fry & Laurie archive and interviews with Emma Thompson Richard Curtis John Lloyd andthis history of Fry & Laurie is an overdue celebration paying tribute to a legacy of laughter from one of the funniest double acts of all time Very hard to read I didn't get through it The author really wanted to be noticed and he never got out of the way of the Fry and Laurie stories

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Soupy Twists The Full Official Story of the Sophisticated Silliness of Fry and LaurieThe first ever full official story of Fry and Laurie containing never before seen archive materialThis first ever officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes It is the tale of a true friendship a deep affection between two very funny men which has long been reflected back from an adoring publicWith tantalising never before seen titbits from the A Bit of Fry & Laurie archive and interviews with Emma Thompson Richard Curtis John Lloyd andthis history of Fry & Laurie is an overdue celebration paying tribute to a legacy of laughter from one of the funniest double acts of all time The cover picture does the book an injustice as does the title It gives the impression of a book full of sketches from A Bit of Fry and Laurie rather than an in depth examination of their humour and relationshipThe book is really three mini biographies in one albeit spread eually throughout the pages One of Fry one of Laurie and one of their collaborations Fry has of course ‘autobiographed’ himself to the max through factual and semi fictional works Laurie not so muchRight from the start Roberts is uick to establish that this is an official biography by expressing sympathy with unauthorised biographers and the lack of acceptance from their victims This is unnecessary as it’s clear once you start reading that the author’s relationship with the subjects and their representatives is strong and trusting evidenced by the fairly deep self analysis he was able to obtain from Laurie in particularThere’s just the right amount of the individual background about Fry and Laurie before the book launches into detailed stories interviews and analysis around the collaborations notably Cambridge Footlights A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster Also covered is the partners’ life away from the joint working throughout this 15 year period and beyond including Fry’s much publicised mental fragility and Laurie’s acting successThe real strength of this book is in the detail and the extensive coverage of the subject matter Much effort has gone in to obtain interviews and interview material from not only the major players but also those on the periphery All of this goes towards making this biography a fantastically interesting read and highlights the strong 40 year personal bond between the two menThe book ends with an extensive guide of the joint works of the two including dates times casts demonstrating the uantity and uality of their output over the years Lastly there is unseen extracts from the Fry and Laurie archive The latter I could have done without but that’s a personal view and it by no means detracts from the excellence of the bookDon’t judge this book by the title or the cover But do judge Alexei Sayle I did read the book and so will you

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Free eBook ã ePub Soupy Twists è The Full Official Story of the Sophisticated Silliness of Fry and Laurie æ Jem Roberts Ë ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Soupy Twists!: The Full Official Story of the Sophisticated Silliness of Fry and Laurie ByThe first ever full official story of Fry and Laurie containing never before seen archive materialThis first ever officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes It is the tale of a true friendship a deep affection between two very funny men which has long been reflected back from an adoring publicWith tantalising never before seen titbits from the A Bit of Fry & Laurie archive and interviews with Emma Thompson Richard Curtis John Lloyd andthis history of Fry & Laurie is an overdue celebration paying tribute to a legacy of laughter from one of the funniest double acts of all time Always enjoyed ABO Fry and Laurie so enjoyed finding out some of the background to their respective beginnings and creation of the show I have not read anything else by the author so don't know if it was just this book but he adopts the lyrical style and wordplay of Stephen Fry which becomes uite tiresome This means he also used the fawning OTT style Fry employs so he doesn't say Emma Thompson did well on stage she was radiating talent so brightly what should have been nauseating simply took audiences breath awayAs seems to be the norm now about a third of the book is padded out with unused snippets of sketches although I recognised some so that might be uite a loose definition What they show is that a great deal of their skill was in the performance of their material as on the page it comes across as a little flat