The Stanley Holloway Monologues, Paperback
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Here, for the first time, is complete collection of actor and entertainer Stanley Holloway's incomparable comic monologues, which he performed between 1929 and 1941.

All the much-loved characters such as Albert Ramsbottom ('with a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle'), Sam Small ('Sam, Sam, pick oop tha' arm), and King Arold ('on his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and') are gathered together and brilliantly illustrated by cartoonist Bill Tidy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780241103067



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I am old enough to have heard Stanley do these monologues and know of the comic tradition it came from. I have even heard students in pubs do them but 30 years ago when it was eccentric even then. But done with the right timing and tone there are pure comedy.