Tom Allen

Book Shambles

Comedian and Bake Off host Tom Allen joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about his memoir No Shame, which is out now. They chat of growing up in the suburbs, doing Julie Andrews numbers at high school plays and early comedy gigs in New Cross. They also discuss in detail how many celebrities admit to soiling themselves in their autobiographies…

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

No Shame by Tom Allen

The Kenneth Williams Diaries by Kenneth Williams

Alastair Cooke’s Letter from America by Alastair Cooke

The work of Alan Bennett

The Moon’s a Balloon by David Niven

The 007 Diaries: Filming Live and Let Die by Roger Moore

The Life and Loves of a He Devil: A Memoir by Graham Norton

A Young Man’s Passage by Julian Clary

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

The novels of Hilary Mantel

Das Kapital by Karl Marx

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star by Tab Hunter 

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