Little Ern!

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Pan Macmillan UK, Dec 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages

An entertaining, funny and poignant biography of this much-loved star.

He's the man with short fat hairy legs who kept us laughing for decades, his comic timing sparking perfectly with the genius of his partner Eric Morecambe. Yet little has been known about Ernie's amazing story, until now.

Little Ern! takes us from Ernie's childhood in Leeds, where he supported his family by performing on stage, to being left to fend for himself in London at thirteen, a star in the making. We see his friendship with the young comic Eric grow when they toured the theatres of war-torn Britain as teenagers, and discover how their double-act evolved. They survived numerous setbacks on the road to television stardom - and we learn the impact fame had on their lives and friendship.

Fully exploring the crucial contribution he made to the act, this charming biography reminds us why Ernie Wise deserves his place in the pantheon of comedy greats.

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About the author (2011)

Robert Sellers is the author of the bestselling Hellraisers series and has written more than ten books on popular culture. James Hogg previously collaborated with Robert Sellers on What's the Bleeding Time, the biography of James Robertson Justice, and has both contributed to several books and acted as a consultant to television productions, all regarding British comedy.

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