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TOPPING & COMPANY BOOK EVENT - SIR TONY ROBINSON

05 July 2017 7pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed.

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career spanning over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, No Cunning Plan, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Sir Tony Robinson to Ely Cathedral to celebrate the publication of the paperback edition of No Cunning Plan. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from one of the great British stars of stage and screen.

For further details and tickets please visit www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/ely/ or contact Topping & Company Booksellers on (01353) 645005 (Mon - Fri: 8.45am - 7pm, Saturday: 8.45am - 7pm, Sunday: 9am - 7pm) ku/oc/skoobgnippot//yle