Friday, 7 January 2011

Book Review of the Month 1- You'll miss me when I'm Gone

The Life and Work of Eric Morecambe - You'll miss me when I'm gone by Gary Morecambe is an affectionate tribute to Eric Morecambe written by Erics son to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Erics untimely death. (Book was released in 2009).

Over the Christmas holidays, the BBC ran a drama written by Victoria Wood called Eric and Ernie and highlighted the early years of Morecambe and Wise, and thus I decided to read this book (from my husbands collection). The book covers Eric's early years in showbusiness (as in the tv programme), his family, the Morecambe and Wise shows and movies, Eric's influences and includes many memories from people Eric knew and from many people in show business - some that worked with Eric and some who are huge fans.

The book is an easy read. It took me a couple of hours over two evenings to read and has many photos- some not previously published. I enjoyed this book. I too have fond memories of Morecambe and Wise - watching the many repeats over the years. (I'm a little too young to remember the shows when they were first aired). And it was in reading this book that I realised how many one liners and gags my Dad used to use on my brother and I that was actually Eric Morecambe. So real fond memories

I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Morecambe and Wise or comedy in general and I think it was a fitting tribute to a brilliant, wonderful man.

1 comment:

  1. We're actually watching that programme now while I catch up on blogs (we taped it when it was on and this is our first chance to sit down together and watch it!) I'm glad I can multi-task... Thanks for the recommendation, I shall look out for it at the library :-)