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A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank MuirNdmother's pub in Broadstairs and in London where he attended an inexpensive but excellent school of a kind no longer to be found He remembers his very first joke at the age of six when he knew that his destiny was to make people laugh He also knew from an early age that he wanted to write but it took a childhood illness for him to discover that humour and writing could be combined The death of his father forced him to leave school at the age of fourteen and work in a factory making carbon paper Then at the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the RAF as an air photographer and his memories of the war years as might be imagined are engagingly different from the usual kind It was during th Started off well gradually became rather tedious

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For than twenty five years Frank Muir in partnership with Denis Norden produced some of the most sparkling and original comedy ever written for radio and television On programmes such as My Word and My Music his distinctive voice became familiar to millions as he displayed an astonishingly well stocked mind and a genius for ad libbing and outrageous puns Later working at the BBC and then at London Weekend Television he produced some of the best television comedy of the 1960s and 70s He has written highly successful books for children and two bestselling anthologies of humourFrank Muir recalls in glorious detail a happy 1920s childhood in the seaside town of Ramsgate where he was born in his gra Many people probably remember him as the bow tied buffer on 'Call my Bluff' or from 'My Word' on the radio but there's to Muir than these shows Frank together with Denis Nordern was a talented scripwriter and producer of pioneering comedy shows in the post war yearsIn this very funny and readable autobiography Frank writes about his seaside childhood in Ramsgate 'you swam in and swallowed petrol flavoured sea water' and later Leyton 'I was educated in E10 not Eaton' before moving on to his war service as a photographer in the RAF It's hard to imagine the dapper Muir in a bomber strapped on a plank over the bomb bay as it slowly opens 'I might well have screamed'Frank had a sunny and sometimes surreal outlook on life and there's plenty of comic anecdotes which illustrate his post war life as he began his writing career with the BBC while becoming a family man and celebrity The book concludes with a touching postscipt from his son JamieVery good indeed this is one of these books that you can dip in to and have a chuckle at any time

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A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir Doc É 427 pages Ý Frank muir Ý ❰Reading❯ ➿ A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir Author Frank Muir – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk For than twenty five years Frank Muir in partnership with Denis Norden produced some of tOse years with their rich fund of comic material that he began his career as scriptwriter and performer At his demob in 1945 he moved naturally to London and the Windmill Theatre that remarkable breeding ground of talent where new comedians like Jimmy Edwards and Alfred Marks vied with nude girls for the attention of the audience In story after story he recalls the lost world of London in the 1940s and early 50s when the laughter and creative ideas seemed to explode out of post war shabbiness and austerity Then came the BBC the legendary partnership with Denis Norden and half a century of fulfilling the boyhood ambition of that Kentish lad 'All I ever wanted to do was to write and amuse people' Frank Muir was a British radio and TV comedy writer I enjoyed his sometimes convoluted anecdotes and insider tales of early BBC and TV even though many of the references and famous people were unfamiliar to me

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