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And Away... - Bob Mortimer

And Away... - Bob Mortimer
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Title: And Away…

Author:  Bob Mortimer

ISBN:  9781398505292

Weight:  926 g

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And Away… by Bob Mortimer

The long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.

Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour.  The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far.  This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away…

Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures… from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt.

As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London.  Though he was doing pretty well (the South London Press once crowned him ‘The Cockroach King’ after a successful verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track.  And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing.

Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure).

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title And Away…
Subtitle The Autobiography
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

The main body of the book is 309 pages, which includes two 8-page sections of colour photographs.

The front matter has an additional 3 pages:

Contents [2]
Preface [1]

The back matter has a further 12 pages:

Acknowledgements [3]
Index [9]

Jacket note On the front of the jacket is a ‘SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a coated finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the front free endpaper
Book Stats
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Gallery Books
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781398505292
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 309 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 161 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket design Harry Mortimer / S&S Art Dept.
Jacket images Courtesy of the author

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