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Norman Wisdom's early years could easily have come straight from the pages of a Dickens novel. Left by their frightened mother and ill-treated by a brutal father, Norman and his brother were forced to fend for themselves, sleeping rough in London and stealing food to survive. This is a rags to riches tale of the man Charlie Chaplin said would take his mantle and who went on to make millions laugh around the world for over five decades. Here are the hardships, tragedies, and triumphs that gave him his inspiration. From the days working the seasons at Scarborough, to the unforgettable and endearing character Norman Pitkin, the little man in a tight fitting suit, read of his rapid climb up the showbiz ladder.
©2002 Norman Wisdom; (P)2003 Random House Audiobooks
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By Graeme on 08-02-07

A wonderful touching story

It is very hard to be unmoved by this book. At times, Norman is struggling to keep the tears at bay himself.

I strongly recommend this book.

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By Martin Colin Ferguson on 11-15-05

The good old Norman

This is the best audio book I have heard, we all think we've had hard times but Funny Norman tells this from his heart.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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