A feast for all his many fans and admirers, this is the great Humphrey Lyttelton's last book, a sparkling autobiographical kaleidoscope of memories, anecdotes, and entertaining stories from his colourful life, from his childhood as the son of a famous Eton Housemaster, through to his role as the irrepressible chairman of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. A Renaissance man - musician, writer, cartoonist,...
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: JR Books Ltd (September 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.5 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 10222263
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A potentially very interesting book, unfortuntately Humphrey's son has chosen to do the biography the easy way. He simply writes every entry his father made in a diary and when he didn't keep a diary there is nothing.When and how did the BBC ask Hump...
er and broadcaster - Humph was descended from a long line of land-owning, political, literary, clerical, scholastic and literary forebears. One of his more notorious relatives was executed for his part in the Gun Powder Plot! Last Chorus draws on some of Humph's long-lost auto-biographical writings, as well a wealth of other material, including his never-before-seen private diaries, plus cartoons and Whether sneaking off when a child to buy his first trumpet, or wading ashore in Italy during World War II with a rifle in one hand and a trumpet in the other, or playing alongside such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Humph was very much his own man, and he comes vividly to life in this engaging and witty self-portrait. Every Monday night from 1967 until 2008, Humphrey Lyttelton wrote and presented BBC's The Best of Jazz, and he was, famously, Chairman of the anarchic, award-winning radio programme, I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue. He wrote nine books, and composed over two hundred tunes, and has Honorary Doctorates at the universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Durham, Keele, Hertford and de Montfort.