WILF LUNN - "MY BEST
(autobiography up to the age of eleven & other
Wilf' Lunn first came to public notice in 1942
when he won first prize in a 'War Baby' competition,
which he believes was because he was shaped like a bomb.
Raised by deaf parents in a cellar in Rastrick,
Yorkshire, Wilf ‘, as a baby, quickly learnt that
farting was better than crying for attracting their
Reared on ‘potted nanny‘, ‘marrowfat pea muffs’
and ‘corporation pop’, in fear on the Brooke Street gang
- who pushed drinking straws up frog’s bums to inflate
them like balloons - Wilf’ survived (whilst marvelling
at the adhesive powers of dried snot and Granny Annie’s
pee disposal teapot) to fulfil his childhood ambition of
having a beard.
Many years later, the film star, James Mason,
advised Wilf to write about his bizarre life. This is
part of it - to the age of eleven.
|The most interesting book I have read
this year. I have read many autobiographies over
the years, many of them regarding famous
comedians, but never have I chuckled through a
book as much.
|Wilf's book is superb. I honestly have
not laughed as much for ages .. and laughed out
loud at that ! I had to put the book down several
times to dry my eyes.