WILF LUNN - "MY BEST CELLAR"
(autobiography up to the age of eleven & other stuff)
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 attention.
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.
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.
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.
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.