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This is an auction for FAWLTY TOWERS by Graham McCann.

Amazon.com reviews:

"Fawlty Towers was only on our screens for twelve half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in our lives ever since. Everyone has a favourite line, moment or character. In this, the first biography of the show, Graham McCann holds up to the light the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is a fine celebration of a magnificent sitcom. There were only twelve episodes in all, but they remain hugely popular and still seem incredibly sharp and alive. This book tells the story of how John Cleese and Connie Booth came to devise the idea, and how the cast and crew went on to create each fantastically funny episode. It must have been a challenge to write a thorough account of a show that appears to have caused no backstage rows or major crises, but McCann does an impressive job of capturing the sense of its evolution, and underlines what made it so special."

"FIVE STARS! It was interesting that Fawlty Towers is now hailed as Britain's best sitcom because it was not universally praised at the time. It seems that critics have no more skills than a wall in foretelling what is funny or will become a classic. When this series was made the British were unassertive and poor at complaining: that was why they liked Basil. He was prepared to say what everyone else thought: that hotel guests are annoying, and foreigners are funny."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2007.

336 pages + 16 pages of full colour and black & white photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail).

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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