BY JACK ROSENTHAL: An Autobiography In Six Acts


BY JACK ROSENTHAL: An Autobiography In Six Acts

JACK ROSENTHAL    Book Number: 88896    Product format: Paperback

As entertaining, lively and fresh as the man was himself and the screenplays he wrote, here is a sharp-eyed perceptive and often very funny autobiography packed with showbiz anecdotes. Published to great acclaim in hardback, we have first time discounted the paperback bestselling posthumous autobiography from the great writer Jack Rosenthal, author of such award winning classics as Bar Mitzvah Boy, The Evacuees, London's Burning, The Knowledge and P'tang Yang, Kipperbang. Rosenthal hit on the brilliant idea of writing his life as a screenplay but sadly this decision coincided with the onset of myeloma to which he succumbed and died in 2004. Writing compulsively and with great spirit throughout the gruelling treatment, he managed to complete six of the seven decades of his life. His wife Maureen Lipman has covered the last ten years. The story moves from Manchester in the 1930s, via school, evacuation, university, the Navy, his early days at Granada TV where he wrote 129 pioneering episodes of Coronation Street, the Busby Babes, his love affairs with Maureen Lipman and Manchester United, fatherhood, his famous plays, working with Streisand, to Muswell Hill and home life in the 1990s. Teeming with memorable stories and characters and of course great humour, and laid out like a play and with all his writers awards and honours and drama awards listed at the back. Nominations of course include our editor Annie Quigley's stepfather's film co-written with Jack 'Wide Eyed and Legless' (1994 British Academy Best Play Award) which starred Thora Hird and Julie Walters. We all miss our friend Jack the Lad. 398pp in paperback, archive photos.
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ISBN 9781861059604
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