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Saturday 29 August 2020

Stairlift to Heaven by Terry Ravenscroft

The best and most refreshing thing about this book is the delightful absence of political correctness. Ravenscroft says it like it is; he describes people, events, rules, language as he sees or perceives them. Totally brilliant. 

Ravenscroft was a scriptwriter for many eighties' favourites like Morecombe and Wise, Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies, to name but a few. Classics that still make us laugh forty years on. 

After reaching pensionable age, Ravenscroft penned anecdotes and accounts of 'adventures' shared with his reprobate pensioner neighbours. By his own admission, he just may have padded these events with a little embellishment, but it doesn't matter one jot. It's sheer entertainment: laugh-out loud entertainment. Funny, witty, light-hearted, enjoyable, sometimes wise and deliciously politically incorrect.

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