by Michael Parkinson
Hodder & Stoughton, 2008, [First Edition], colour and b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780340961667
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with small amount of creasing (see photographs)
'Pretending to be Humphrey Bogart, he became a journalist and a familiar sight around Barnsley and district, riding his bike while wearing a military style raincoat, snap-brimmed trilby with elastic chinstrap and green cycle clips. Thus disguised, he bluffed his way on to the Manchester Guardian, and later the Daily Express in Fleet Street before being found out and sent back to Manchester, where he worked for Granada Television. he eventually ended up at the BBC with a talk show that ran for many years and made him an instantly recognisable face, mainly among people who thought he was Michael Aspel.'