Eric Sykes - Author

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Eric Sykes was born in Oldham,  Lancashire in 1923, and is a British comedic writer and actor. He is widely regarded as an unsung hero behind much of the British comedy scene over the past 50 years.

 

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The The Eric Sykes' Compendium The Eric Sykes Compendium WITH Smelling of Roses AND Great Crime of Grapplewick AND UFOs are Coming Wednesday

The The Eric Sykes' Compendium The Eric Sykes Compendium WITH Smelling of Roses AND Great Crime of Grapplewick AND UFOs are Coming Wednesday

Author: Eric Sykes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2006

The Eric Sykes Compendium is a bumper edition of three novels from the comedy genius: Smelling of Roses - Sparks and Miller are two ordinary soldiers desperate to avoid war who can hardly believe their bad luck when they hit the headlines as fullblown heroes. The Great Crime of Grapplewick - The sleepy northern town of Grapplewick is turned on its head when clueless criminals Terence and Rembrandt turn up seeking revenge. UFOs are Coming Wednesday - When a mysterious visitor demonstrates his amazing alien powers to the local dignitaries of Grapplewick, rumours fly and hysteria mounts. With characters and situations that are pure Sykes, this volume is a bundle of laughs.

Eric Sykes' Comedy Heroes

Eric Sykes' Comedy Heroes

Author: Eric Sykes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2006

Eric Sykes is one of Britain's creative comedy geniuses combining personal warmth, superbly observed written and performed comedy and a deeply intimate understanding of what a viewing audience wants. Here he has assembled a comedy hall of fame for those who have inspired, entertained and, most of all, amused him. Including tributes to comedy greats Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and many, many more, this is a beautiful and personal testimony to the wonderful characters who have stimulated Eric's life-long love affair with laughter.

Smelling Of Roses

Smelling Of Roses

Author: Eric Sykes Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/1998

Sparks and Miller, two reluctant Desert Rats, were trying desperately to have a quiet war, but despite all of their efforts, they somehow manage to become front-page heroes. No matter what they do they come up smelling of roses.

The Great Crime Of Grapplewick

The Great Crime Of Grapplewick

Author: Eric Sykes Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/1997

This is another tale from Grapplewick. The mayor is also chief of the fire brigade and bandmaster of the brass band. Into this world comes Terence, a crook fresh from jail. Commander Wilson Brown is determined to be the new mayor and he and the band are drawn into Terence's web of intrigue.

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