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The Resource Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle

Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle

Label
Thatcher stole my trousers
Title
Thatcher stole my trousers
Statement of responsibility
Alexei Sayle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The second volume of Alexei Sayle's memoirs following on from }Stalin Ate My Homework{. Told in his unique brand of surreal, angry, political comedy, this is a hugely entertaining history of British stand-up comedy.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sayle, Alexei
Dewey number
  • 792.76028092
  • 792.7'6'028092
  • 792.76028092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.A986
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sayle, Alexei
  • Comedians
  • Authors, English
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Individual actors & performers
  • Social & cultural history
  • Marxism & Communism
  • Humour
  • London, Greater London
  • c 1970 to c 1979
  • Memoirs
  • Dance
  • Biography: general
Summary expansion
'Enlightening . Funny, smart, original and provocative ... It is hard to imagine the stalwarts of Mock the Week recognising the Druze militia leader Walid Jumblatt in a London cinema' New Statesman What I brought to comedy was an authentic working-class voice plus a threat of genuine violence - nobody in Monty Python looked like a hard case who'd kick your head in In 1971, comedians on the working men's club circuit imagined that they would be free to continue telling their tired, racist, misogynistic gags forever. But their nemesis, a nineteen-year-old Marxist art student, was slowly coming to meet them. Thatcher Stole My Trousers chronicles a time when comedy and politics united in electrifying ways. Recounting the founding of the Comedy Store, the Comic Strip and the Young Ones, and Alexei's friendships with the comedians who - like him - would soon become household names, this is a unique and beguiling blend of social history and memoir. Fascinating, funny, angry and entertaining, it is a story of class and comedy, politics and love, fast cars and why it's difficult to foul a dwarf in a game of football
Label
Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0027317696
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408864548
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0027317696
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408864548
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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      598 Fulham Road Fulham, London, SW6 5NX, GB
      51.4771154 -0.2025884
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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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