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The second in the Tommy Cooper library of merriment, following 2009's Christmas bestseller: The Tommy Cooper Joke Book. Including more of Tommy's inimitable gags but also his personal magic plans and guides, cartoons, stories and photographs.

Tommy Cooper's Book of Mirth, Magic and Mischief takes us back into the hilarious world of the master. In this volume not only do we revisit Tommy's personal joke collection but we also delve into his secret magic files. Here will be how to catch a bullet in your teeth – Tommy style, create a floating sausage, learn Tommy's favourite practical jokes, and perform the egg and bag trick to the amazement of all. Or if you just want to laugh some more at his fabulous laughter files, this is the book for you.

There's only one person in the world who could produce this book: John Fisher, author of the bestselling The Tommy Cooper Joke Book and the biography Always Leave Them Laughing. John was a friend and confidante of Tommy and is the possessor of the largest archive of Tommy Cooper material including a card index of 25,000 Cooper jokes, scripts, monologues and memorabilia which will make this book a 'must have' for all of his millions of fans.


Absolutely fantastic. No other comic would work with him, he was too good.

Barry Cryer

Tommy was amazing. He looked like Mount Rushmore on legs. He never said anything about real life so he never dates.

Ronnie Barker

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 15, 2010

    Preface Publishing

    176 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook


    October 15, 2010

    Preface Digital

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