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The Stars' Tennis Balls - Fry, Stephen

The Stars' Tennis Balls

Paperback Published: October 2004
ISBN: 9780099471554
Number Of Pages: 448

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'We are merely the stars' tennis balls, struck and banded / Which way please them' {The Duchess of'Malfi. John Webster) For Ned, 1980 seems a blissful year. Handsome, charming, popular and talented, his life is progressing smoothly, effortlessly, happily. And when he meets the lovely Portia Fendeman his personal jigsaw appears complete. But timing is everything life, and his life is about to change for ever.

"A gruesome romp through the canon of human wickedness" * The Times * "Fry isn't just a good writer as comedians go - he's a great writer by the standards of any British contemporary... gleaming and wit-fuelled... It keeps you simultaneously gripped and chuckling throughout." * Later * "A Count of Monte Cristo for the dot.com generation... Whatever Stephen Fry does, he has it - that rare, unlearnable quality. When he speaks you listen. When he writes, you read." * Literary Review * "Stylish... written up with zest and humour... a page-turner and full of fun" * Spectator *

ISBN: 9780099471554
ISBN-10: 0099471558
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: October 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

Stephen Fry


About the Author


He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder.

More recently he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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