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[Maori] Billy T The Life and Times of Billy T James by Matt Elliot, Published by Harper Collins, 2009, 1st Edition, Softcover, Pgs 384, b&w + colour photos, bibliography.

Condition: In near new condition, occasional faint sign of corner wear to cover. No markings or inscriptions within, clean and tidy throughout.

Who can ever forget that wonderful giggle? Billy T James was a larger-than-life comedian who gave us some of our best belly laughs, creating enduring characters as he poked the borax at race relations in New Zealand. His characters were Kiwi through and through and we loved him for it. When he died in his early forties, of complications following a heart transplant, we were shocked first by his premature death, and then by one of the first highly publicised interracial body-snatching incidents. His widow, Lynn Matthews, and a number of Billy's closest friends who have kept their silence until now, have cooperated with author Matt Elliott to tell the story behind the cheeky grin. What emerges the-public is the never shy, saw, self-doubting and the man, death threats and exploitation of his generous nature that placed intolerable strain on the man who only ever wanted to make us laugh. The result is perceptive, poignant, funny and endearing — just like Billy T. Billy T reflects Matt Elliott's love of Kiwi comedy. A stand-up comedy veteran, he has worked in radio, television and film. He lives in Auckland.
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