Rising to the Surface

Lenny Henry


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25 May 2023
ISBN: 9780571368792
352 pages

From the publisher

The extraordinary story of the rise and fall and triumphant rise from the ashes of Lenny Henry during the 80s and 90s.

‘The king of character comedy.’ Good Housekeeping

‘A lynchpin of British comedy.’ Alan Moore

The nation’s favourite comedian opens up about two extraordinary decades at the heart of British comedy. Packed with inside stories and wisdom, this is a heartfelt, inspiring and always-hilarious memoir of a true comedy legend.

‘Relayed with characteristic exuberance and self-deprecation.’ Fiona Sturges, Book of the Day Guardian

‘Highly enjoyable . . . Funny, pacy and sharp.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Moving and honest.’ Observer

This paperback edition contains a new chapter in which Lenny Henry wrestles with Shakespeare as he searches for a new direction in his career.