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  • Published: 26 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409051923
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 720

One Leg Too Few




One Leg Too Few by William Cook is the first full-length dual biography of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and the first to be written with the consent and cooperation of both of their estates, by bestselling author of Tragically I was an Only Twin.

One Leg Too Few will feature an extensive range of fresh interviews, previously unpublished archive material and a wealth of information about the most creative (and explosive) double act that British comedy has ever produced.

One Leg Too Few is a book about an extraordinary relationship: a friendship, a partnership - almost, at times, a marriage. Like a lot of marriages it ended badly, but for nearly 20 years, between the first date and the inevitable divorce, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were the funniest thing on three continents.

One Leg Too Few is the story of that relationship, and the comedy that came from it.

  • Published: 26 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409051923
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 720

About the author

William Cook

William Cook’s most recent book is One LegToo Few - The Adventures of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, published by Preface.

He is also the author of Ha Bloody Ha (Fourth Estate), The Comedy Store (Little, Brown), Morecambe & Wise Untold (HarperCollins) and 25 Years of Viz (Macmillan).

He edited Kiss Me, Chudleigh - The World According to Auberon Waugh (Hodder), Eric Morecambe Unseen (HarperCollins), and Tragically, I Was An Only Twin and GoodbyeAgain, two biographical anthologies of the work of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, both published by Century.

He has worked for the BBC and has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Mail on Sunday. He currently contributes to the Independent, the Spectator and Conde Nast Traveller. He has won several awards for his travel writing, including the Johann Strauss Gold Medal for his writing about Vienna.

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Praise for One Leg Too Few

William Cook is supremely knowledgeable about British comedy, and has interviewed many insiders. So read this and weep.

Guardian

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