“Everyone will love this book” – Caitlin Moran, Time magazine
“Wonderfully entertaining and surprisingly poignant” – GQ
Bob Mortimer’s life went on happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with heart disease which required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode pissed him off, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the setting for his hilarious and moving memories, And far …
Although her childhood in Middlesbrough was seemingly normal, she was colored by the loss of her father and her own misadventures (now infamous for her appearances on Would i lie to you?), from the burning of the family home to the creation of a short lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a lawyer and moved to London. Although he was doing quite well (the South London press once crowned him “the cockroach king” after a positive verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian from the Vic Reeves’ name changed his life Track. And now, six years later, the heart disease that once threatened his career has instead led to another success on BBC2 Gone fishing.
Warm, deep and irrepressibly funny, And far … is Bob’s Full Life Story (with a few lies for good measure.)