The Fry Chronicles

Stephen Fry

Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chroniclescharts Stephen’s arrival at Cambridge as much as his thirtieth birthday. ‘Stretching from Fry’s success at Cambridge, the place he met the comedian love of his life, Hugh Laurie, to his first forays into tv, this is without doubt one of the funniest, most beneficiant, most daring items of confessional writing printed in years. Most readers will need to shut the guide and provides it a hug.’ Each day Telegraph ‘Extraordinarily pleasurable.’ Sunday Instances ‘Fascinating. Good prose and excruciating honesty. A grand memory of school and theatre and comedyland within the 1980s, with tone-perfect showbiz anecdotes, and real readerly pleasure. What Fry does, basically, is inform us who he actually is. A painfully trustworthy try and tear the masks apart . . . we’re splendidly higher for it.’ Observer ‘Deliciously gossipy and really humorous.’ The Instances ‘Extraordinary, affectionate, partaking, cunningly deliberate and so full of incidental delights. A joyus allegro vivace of infectious comedian bravura . . . offers nothing however pleasure. A scrumptious novel of rise and rise of an excellent younger man, which is full of such vivid background, such unerring social commentary, so many fantastic characters and such beguiling incident.’ Guardian