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The Fry Chronicles - Stephen Fry
The Fry Chronicles
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Spanning 1979-1987, "The Fry Chronicles" charts Stephen Fry's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. "Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". ("The Times"). "Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with... show more
Spanning 1979-1987, "The Fry Chronicles" charts Stephen Fry's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. "Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". ("The Times"). "Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy". ("Observer"). "Arguably the greatest living Englishman". ("Independent on Sunday"). "Extremely enjoyable". ("Sunday Times"). "Fry's linguistic facility remains one of the Wildean wonders of the new media age. The patron saint of British intelligence". ("Daily Telegraph"). Welcome to Stephen Fry's "The Fry Chronicles", one of the boldest, bravest, most revealing and heartfelt accounts of a man's formative years that you will ever have the exquisite pleasure of reading. Stephen Fry's film, stage, radio and television credits are so numerous and wide-ranging that there is not space here to do them justice. It is enough to say that he has written, produced, directed, acted in or presented productions as varied as "Wilde", the TV series "Blackadder" and "Jeeves and Wooster", the sketch show "A Bit of Fry & Laurie", the panel game "QI", the radio series "Fry's English Delight" and documentaries on subjects as varied as manic depression, disappearing animals and the United States of America. He's also the bestselling author of four novels - "The Stars' Tennis Balls", "Making History", "The Hippopotamus" and "The Liar" - as well as a volume of autobiography, "Moab is My Washpot", and sundry works of non-fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141039800 (0141039809)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages no: 425
Edition language: English
Series: Memoir (#2)
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XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 Nice memoir by Stephen Fry
Reading Stephen Fry is like talking to a friend that you haven't seen for a long time, and a friend that have such closeness that make you a bit uneasy at time, but endearing after a while. Imagine talking to someone who like to tell intimate details of his life, while sipping English tea with bis...
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it
2.0 Review: Couldn't Get Into It
DNF at page15 This review in no way impacts my love for Stephen Fry. It's just that this book was seriously hard to keep up with. It was written in a flowery classic English style much like a Jane Austen book, and I had a lot of trouble keeping everything straight. I tend to read while my son is r...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
4.0 The Fry Chronicles (Unabridged)
This was such a lovely read! Memorable stories, great narration, and lots of namedropping (see under characters), it this is something you're not averse to. Highly enjoyable.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 The Fry Chronicles
I enjoyed this second stage of Fry's autobiography, which covers eight years only: his college life, and his early professional life in stage and television comedy in Britain. As with the previous volume, there's lots of introspective rambling (a feature I enjoy) and plenty of anecodotes. There are ...
halfmanhalfbook
halfmanhalfbook rated it
5.0 The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography
A must read for any of Fry's fans
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