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Handling Edna: The Unauthorised Biography by Barry Humphries

Handling Edna: The Unauthorised Biography

Biography / Autobiography   

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 28 October 2010.

Dame Edna’s long term manager reveals all! Barry Humphries dishes the dirt on his world famous ‘client’ in spectacular and hilarious style. A must for all fans.


Handling Edna: The Unauthorised Biography by Barry Humphries

In this unauthorised biography of Dame Edna Everage, acquired for an unprecedented advance and in spectacular secrecy, her long-time manager and the man who was there from the very beginning, Barry Humphries, takes a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred look at an icon of our times. Superstar, swami, confidante and advisor to royalty, Hollywood stars and international political leaders, Dame Edna's life has catapulted her from her humble Moonee Ponds beginnings as a suburban housewife to the most elite social and artistic circles in the world. Who would have thought that this modest Australian woman could achieve so much from London to Louisiana to New York to Tokyo? Who could have anticipated her global fame? Barry Humphries certainly didn't. Dame Edna will not like this book but Barry knows everything - the who, the why and the where - and in this much-anticipated work he will, for the first time, reveal all. This exhaustively researched account of Edna's roller-coaster life will surely dominate the bestsellers lists. Essential reading for scholars, female achievers, fans of Dame Edna and those who feel that behind the fairytale career lies a darker and more sinister story.



About the Author

Barry Humphries is an internationally famous comedian, actor and writer and Dame Edna Everage is his most famous creation. He is the author of numerous books, including two volumes of autobiography.

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Publication date

16th September 2010


Barry Humphries

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co




Biography / Autobiography



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