FRY CHRONICLES: An AutobiographySTEPHEN FRY Book Number: 83146 Product format: Hardback
Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chronicles charts Stephen Fry's arrival at Cambridge up to his 30th birthday. "Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy." Observer. It is enough to say that he has written, produced, directed, acted in or presented productions as varied as Wilde, the TV series Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, the sketch show A Bit of Fry & Laurie, the panel game QI, the radio series Fry's English Delight and documentaries on subjects as varied as manic depression, disappearing animals and the USA. Comedian, actor, and writer Stephen Fry is now a celebrated cultural figure, but when he was a teenager he arrived at the University of Cambridge as a convicted fraudster and thief, a liar, fantasist and failed suicide, convinced that he would be found out. Instead, university life offered him love, romance, and the chance to stand on a stage and entertain. He befriended such "bright young things" as Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson, and has emerged as one of the great comic talents of our time. Here is Fry's intriguing and hilarious story, from his tentative steps into the worlds of entertainment - from journalism and radio to television and film - to his insights into hard-earned stardom. 438pp, colour photos.
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