William Cook is the author of Ha Bloody Ha - Comedians Talking (Fourth Estate), The Comedy Store - The Club That Changed British Comedy (Little, Brown) and 25 Years of Viz (Boxtree). He edited Tragically I Was An Only Twin - The Complete Peter Cook and Goodbye Again - The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, both published by Century, and Eric Morecambe Unseen. He has worked for the BBC and written for the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, the New Statesman and Conde Nast Traveller.
Praise for Eric Morecambe Unseen:
'This affectionate and revealing book is sure to give a warm glow to anyone who dips into its potpourri of intimate memories.'
Mail on Sunday
`A real sense of intimacy with a man who captivated millions in the great days of television.'
`Cook paints a picture of a man of great gentleness and extraordinary talent ... here laid out in photos, letters and diaries. Sunshine indeed.'
`smashing.... packed with atmospheric photographs, theatre bills and programme covers.'
The Western Daily Press
'While the wealth of photographs and ephemrera from the period is astonishing, the greatest revelations are those career-long insecuritites hidden by the stage curtain and drowned out by the cheers of an expectant full house, '