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Book Talks

Come and listen to Anthony Binns and Jaudy Pélissier talk about the story behind the discovery and unlocking of H.G.Pélissier's extraordinary life and the many theatrical and satirical firsts he achieved between 1906  - 1912. 

© JG Pélissier

Wednesday 11th January

Talk: “The Funniest Man in London

The Highgate Society
10A South Grove, N6
Doors open: 7.30pm
Tickets: £5 
Booking: Eventbrite 


Monday 20th March (or week commencing)

Talk: “Noel Coward, Fay Compton & Anthony Pélissier

Noel Coward Festival - Unity Arts London
Celebrating ‘the Master’s’ 150th anniversary
Venue: TBC
Time: TBC
Price: Free
Contact: @arts_unity

Thursday April 27th

Talk: “The Funniest Man in London

Finchley Historical Society
Stephen’s House
17, East End Road
London N33QE
Doors open: 7.30pm

The Funniest Man in London

Recommended in The Times Writers' Favourite Books of 2022 by Quentin Letts

"Few will have heard of H.G.Pélissier, but he was the tireless satirical star of British stage comedy in the Edwardian era, a fore-runner of the Goons who drove censors round the bend.  The quirky biography The Funniest Man in London by Anthony Binns is long overdue."

Price: £20 + £3.50 post & packing

Publisher: Edgerton Publishing Services

ISBN 978-0-9933203-8-5

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To discuss the life and work of H.G. Pélissier and The Follies contact Anthony Binns or Jaudy Pélissier:




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