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Parcel Arrived Safely, Tied With String by Michael Crawford (Hardcover, 1999)

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Parcel Arrived Safely, Tied With String: My Autobiography by Michael Crawford

Now for the first time Michael Crawford tells his life story. By turns hilarious, revelatory and desperately sad, here is the autobiography of the man whose successes, such as Hello Dolly, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and The Phantom of the Opera, have made him a national institution.

Crawford's infectious enjoyment of stage work illumines his account of his early struggles to make a name for himself in the business, and his early failures with girls are lifted by his abiding sense of the absurd. Both in his private life and his work, he begins a lifetime's habit of pratfalls that he would later turn to good use in the character of Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. His talent for mimicry makes the great personalities in his life come alive on the page, not only the Dickensian characters of his childhood but also many of the people he has worked with, including Benjamin Britten who taught him to sing, John Lennon - with whom he shared a villa - and Oliver Reed, Michael Winner, Barbra Streisand, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.


 Hardback | 336 pages

 162 x 243 x 25.4mm | 641g




 London, United Kingdom


 16pp b&w illustrations




Condition: Very Good

A vintage book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included and in very good condition (very minor scuff marks along the edges). No missing pages, a very small number of pages have very minor scuff marks on them, but no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.