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November 2012 Books

Reviews of books about comedy, including biographies of comedians old and new, and (occasionally) books by comedians. To have a book considered for review, send a copy to Chortle, 112 Norman Road, London, E11 4RL.

Mon 19 November 2012

30 Years Of 'Allo 'Allo by Richard Webber | Book review by Steve Bennett

30 Years Of 'Allo 'Allo by Richard Webber

Book review by Steve Bennett

19/11/2012 … Though it’s hard to think it, two enduring British sitcoms celebrate their 30th anniversary this year: Blackadder and ’Allo ’ Allo.

Tue 06 November 2012

Britain Had Talent: A History Of Variety Theatre by Oliver Double | Book review by Steve Bennett

Britain Had Talent: A History Of Variety Theatre by Oliver Double

Book review by Steve Bennett

06/11/2012 … Variety has an image problem these days, seen in retrospect as a rather tacky collection of cheesy acts that passed for entertainment in a world before television.

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