Victoria Wood Comedy Genius – Her Life and Work Paperback


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Victoria Wood’s brother, writer and performer Chris Foote Wood, gives a unique insight into the life of ‘Britain’s funniest woman’. Victoria Wood, who died in April 2016 aged 62, was a hugely popular stand-up comedian who paved the way for other women comics. Multi-Bafta award-winner; singer-songwriter, playwright, actor, producer and inspired scriptwriter who gave many of her best lines to her fellow actors. How an overweight, lonely and unhappy girl overcame early difficulties to build a hugely successful career. How Victoria Wood became a true ‘National Treasure’ with her own unique brand of humour. New material includes many never before published family photographs, extracts from her father’s daily Journal, family stories and original cartoons by ‘Rog’.

About the Author:

Chris Foote Wood has written and/or edited 19 books including several biographies. A journalist and broadcaster most of his working life, Chris continues to write books while also giving illustrated lectures and author talks. A stage performer all his life, Chris performs his one-man show ‘The Genius of Charles Dickens’ around the UK, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the last three years.

Product details:

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Memoir Club (24 Nov. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841045969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841045962
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 15.1 cm