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The Resource Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle

Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle

Label
Thatcher stole my trousers
Title
Thatcher stole my trousers
Statement of responsibility
Alexei Sayle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1971, Alexei Sayle, raised by communist parents in 1950s Liverpool, set out to find his fortune in London. It was a city where punk was in its infancy, unemployment was high, the weekly meetings of the Communist Party of Britain took place in the Bellman bookshop, a young Margaret Thatcher was just made Secretary of State for Education, and stand-up comedy was unheard of. From his years as a Chelsea Art School student, a DHSS office clerk, a textbook illustrator, a dinner lady and a drama teacher, to his early experiences in fringe theater and the discovery that he could make people laugh, Thatcher Stole My Trousers chronicles a time when comedy and politics came together in electrifying ways. Recounting the opening season of the Comedy Store, his time at the Alternative Cabaret, the Comic Strip and the Young Ones, and his friendships with the comedians who would soon become household names, this is a unique and beguiling blend of social history and memoir
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sayle, Alexei
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sayle, Alexei
  • Comedians
  • Authors, English
Label
Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057188390
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408864562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)942849316
Label
Thatcher stole my trousers, Alexei Sayle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057188390
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408864562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)942849316

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