It Stands To Reason

London: M. & J. Hobbs, 1973

8vo, pp. 239. Original brown boards, lettered in gilt to spine, line drawing in black to front panel. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of the author to rear flap. Some age-toning to text block, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with just a little wear to head of spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO RAY GALTON AND HIS WIFE: 'To Ray and Toni Love Johnny and Connie'.

Johnny Speight created Alf Garnett and Til Death Us Do Part; Ray Galton (with his writing partner Alan Simpson) created Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe And Son, and the entire genre of situation comedy. Later in their careers Speight and Galton worked together on the TV shows Spooner's Patch [1977] and The Tea Ladies [1979], but this book, pre-dating that professional collaboration, speaks to their long friendship.

A wonderful association.

Keywords: Johnny SPEIGHT Ray GALTON"


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