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Carolyn Soutar was the tour manager for Dave Allen in the 1980s and has worked in most sections of the entertainments industry. She lectures at Birkbeck College and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Her last book was a biography of Nureyev.
This biography of the comedy great has been written by someone who worked closely with him for a long time and it shows. Carolyn Soutar gives a real insight into the man behind the comedian, a surprisingly modest and private character. It's a warm, funny and incredibly revealing read.
Whether a sales conference, a village fete, or a school fashion show, events of all shapes and sizes must be meticulously organized to be a success. Drawing on her wide experience, the author explains the tricks and tools of staging an event to make sure that everything is ready on time and that it is both enjoyable and a financial success.