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Fri 22 September 2006

 | by Mark Lewisohn

by Mark Lewisohn

22/09/2006 … This second edition of the definitive guide to TV comedy comes with a raft of statistics: it has more than a million words in 960 pages, covering 3,000 more than…

 | by Dominic Holland

by Dominic Holland

22/09/2006 … After setting his debut novel in the glamorous world of the Hollywood movie mogul, Dominic Holland has chosen a more down-to-earth environment for his follow-up…

 | by Mark Steel

by Mark Steel

22/09/2006 … Vive La Revolution is, very possibly, a first - a comedian tackling a serious subject seriously, adding jokes only to lighten the read.

 | by The Pythons

by The Pythons

22/09/2006 … The most obvious thing about this glossy coffee-table tome - which threatens to be the last book the Pythons will write together - is its sheer beauty.

 | Stewart Lee's debut novel reviewed

Stewart Lee's debut novel reviewed

22/09/2006 … For a while, it seemed that every comedian who ever appeared on TV would make a leap onto the publishing bandwagon, using whatever fame they had as a springboard…

 | by Dominic Holland

by Dominic Holland

22/09/2006 … Dominic Holland's first attempt at swapping the gladiatorial arena of the stand-up circuit for the tranquil dignity of a novelist's career is a breezy 21st century…

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