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Just Ignore Him

Just Ignore Him

by Alan Davies

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/09/2020

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A new memoir from the brilliant comedian, actor and broadcaster Alan Davies, star of QI and JONATHAN CREEK.

The story of a life built on sand. In the rain.

In this compelling memoir, comedian and actor Alan Davies recalls his boyhood with vivid insight and devastating humour. Shifting between his 1970s upbringing and his life today, Davies moves poignantly from innocence to experience to the clarity of hindsight, always with a keen sense of the absurd.

From sibling dynamics, to his voiceless, misunderstood progression through school, sexuality and humiliating 'accidents', Davies inhabits his younger mind with spectacular accuracy, sharply evoking an era when Green Shield Stamps, Bob-a-Job week and Whizzer & Chips loomed large, a bus fare was 2p - and children had little power in the face of adult motivation. Here, there are often exquisitely tender recollections of the mother he lost at six years old, of a bereaved family struggling to find its way, and the kicks and confusion of adolescence.

Through even the joyous and innocent memories, the pain of Davies's lifelong grief and profound betrayal is unfiltered, searing and beautifully articulated. Just Ignore Him is not only an autobiography, it is a testament to a survivor's resilience and courage.

ISBN:
9781408713303
9781408713303
Category:
Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-09-2020
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
234x154x27mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Alan Davies

Alan Davies is a comedian, writer and actor, best known for starring in the hit BBC series Jonathan Creek and his regular appearances as a panellist on QI.

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