Top 10 books to make you smile

Eric Morecambe with his comedy partner Ernie Wise.
Eric Morecambe with his comedy partner Ernie Wise.

This week’s top 10 from Morecambe Library aims to bring back a ray of sunshine while we wait for the return of Eric to Morecambe’s promenade. Join us in a look at books about people who have made us laugh over the years.

1 Eric Morecambe: Lost and Found – Gary Morecambe

A rare insight into Morecambe’s favourite son.

2 Robin Williams: When The Laughter Stops – Emily Herbert

A look at the career of a man who often suffered in silence away from the cameras.

3 Milligan’s Meaning Of Life: An Autobiography Of Sorts – Spike Milligan

Spike shares his childhood in India, serving in the Royal Artillery and going on to become part of The Goon Show.

4 Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing – John Fisher

An intimate portrait of the entertainer Tommy Cooper, this biography shows the real Tommy Cooper.

5 Diary Of A Mad Diva – Joan Rivers

Published shortly before her death, this is Joan Rivers at her best.

6 One Leg Too Few: The Adventures Of Peter Cook And Dudley Moore – William Cook

A look at the pair’s good and bad times.

7 Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams – Christopher Stevens

The story of Carry On films star Kenneth Williams includes unseen photographs.

8 The Trials And triumphs Of Les Dawson – Louis Barfe

This book celebrates the comedy genius behind the man.

9 Hello Darlings! The Authorized Biography Of Kenny Everett – James Hogg and Robert Sellers

This authorised biography draws on interviews with Kenny’s family and friends including Barry Cryer.

10 Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography – John Fisher

An in depth look at the tortured soul of Tony Hancock.

*All these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/ to reserve your copy.