by Edited by Graham McCann - £10.99 Hodder and Stoughton (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780340899458 | ISBN 10: 034089945x
The spotlight picked him out: the cool, calm, darkly handsome man sitting up smart and straight in his black leather chair, with a glass of the good stuff by his side and more than an evening's worth of mischief sparkling inside his eyes. He was Dave Allen, the smooth, suave sit-down stand-up comic, and this book is an official celebration of his very special craft.
"The Essential Dave Allen does exactly what it says on the tin, takng all his best material from the last four decades and collating them into pertinent sections. A great man is sorely missed. The Essential Dave Allen reminds us what a unique brain we had in our midst for so long."
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