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Billy Connolly

One of the UK’s favourite personalities, Billy Connolly was born on 24 November, 1942 in Glasgow and is often cited as one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. He started his career as folk singer with the Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty before embarking on a solo career and then becoming a comedian.

Active and in the public eye since 1965, Billy Connolly has written three plays during his successful, long and varied career and after also working as an actor and documentary presenter, many of his books tie in with his popular TV shows.

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Billy Connolly Books

  • Made In Scotland

    Billy Connolly

    Product Code: BXHSQ
    Beloved comedian and national treasure Billy Connolly recalls all his favourite things about Scotland in this rich memoir.

    Billy fondly looks back at his childhood growing up in post-war Glasgow and talks about his pride at coming from a working-class family. He talks about his time working in the shipyards and celebrates the glory, versatility and beauty of the country.

    Billy talks with candour about how much being Scottish has meant to him, especially as he faces the challenge of Parkinson's disease, and recalls all the things that have made him burst with pride at being a Scotsman.
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  • Journey to the Edge of the World

    Billy Connolly

    Product Code: AAIJG
    Billy tells us the gripping story of his adventures in some of the remotest parts of the world. In the summer of 2008 Billy Connolly set sail on a ten-week journey from ocean to ocean: from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by way of the North West Passage -- a fabled route deep within the Arctic Circle that has thwarted explorers and fortune-hunters for centuries. For Cook, Drake and countless other adventurers, the North West Passage was an alluring but impossible journey, a trial of unparallelled physical and mental strength, a haunting and fascinating wilderness. Today the melting of the polar icecaps makes it accessible for the first time. Billy's adventure embraces a memorable mix of bizarre encounters, Hemingway-esque characters, incredible wildlife, forgotten languages, big-game hunting and all-night carousing under the midnight sun.
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