Pursued by Bishops - The Memoirs of Edwin Apps (Paperback)

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Pursued by Bishops - The Memoirs of Edwin Apps By Edwin Apps Cover Image


Today a successful painter in France, in the nineteen fifties and sixties Edwin Apps was a familiar face on British television. Born into a family of auctioneers and hop farmers in East Kent in 1931, a family break up led to his being sent to the Clergy Orphan School in 1940. Evacuated to a luxury hotel on the Cornish coast, he trained falcons and learnt Latin in a cocktail bar. At seventeen, he joined a weekly rep in the north of England. The 1949 Canterbury Festival saw him making angels' wings with Dorothy Sayers and rescuing her from a bomb crater after a festive evening. Reluctant National Service, the Central School, touring in the fifties, theatrical landladies, live television comedy with Jimmy Edwards and Harry Worth; visiting Corsica with Frank Muir and writing "All Gas and Gaiters," are all part of this amusing, fast moving narrative supported by a wealth of contemporary letters and seventy photos.
Product Details
ISBN: 9782915723946
ISBN-10: 291572394X
Publisher: Durand-Peyroles Publisher
Publication Date: April 10th, 2013
Pages: 412
Language: English