- I did try to persuade the publisher to do it as a biog not an auto-biog, so that I could present a three-dimensional portrait, mostly in his voice, but also hear from his parents, friends, ex-wife, therapists talking abut him.
- From the biog in the 1954 Penguin edition of Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.
- After so many showbiz biogs that read like the minutes of meetings of the Mutual Admiration Society, Bob Monkhouse upped the bar considerably with his deliciously bitchy memoirs and Bruce Forsyth and Freddie Starr tried hard to match him.
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