Keith Waterhouse was born in Leeds in 1929. Failing his eleven-plus, he left school at fourteen, worked for an undertaker and did his National Service, before taking a job on the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Keith Waterhouse was born in Leeds in 1929. He then moved to the Daily Mirror where he became a celebrated national columnist, not leaving till Robert Maxwell took over the paper in 1985. He went on to write more than 2,000 columns for the Daily Mail. Waterhouse published his first novel, There Is a Happy Land, in 1957, quickly followed by Billy Liar in 1959
The book "Billy Liar" is a darker comedy than I expected-poised between kitchen-sink realism of. .Keith Waterhouse was another Yorkshireman and his Billy Liar, the novel by which he is probably best remembered, is in some ways typical of the kitchen sink school.
The book "Billy Liar" is a darker comedy than I expected-poised between kitchen-sink realism of "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" and the blast of fresh air that was the Beatles. As audiobooks go, this is a bravura performance and worth every unabridged minute. The action takes place over the course of a single day. Billy Fisher is a young man of 19 living in the Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton. Reissued with a new introduction in Penguin Books 2010. The moral right of the author and of the introducer has been asserted.
Billy Liar is a 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse, which was later adapted into a play, a film, a musical and a TV series. The work has inspired and featured in a number of popular songs. The semi-comical story is about William Fisher, a working-class 19-year-old living with his parents in the fictional town of Stradhoughton in Yorkshire. Bored by his job as a lowly clerk for an undertaker, Billy spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a comedy writer.
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The namesake of the book is Billy Fisher, a young man in a Yorkshire town who has apparently recently finished his educational and matriculatory commitments, and who is beginning on the first steps of a career - or a job, at least.
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Waterhouse's novel tells the story of Billy, an undertaker's assistant, who dreams of a better life and lies to his family and .
Waterhouse's novel tells the story of Billy, an undertaker's assistant, who dreams of a better life and lies to his family and friends to make himself seem. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.