KEITH WATERHOUSE RIP

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What a sad loss.The only things I have I have in common with Keith Waterhouse was that he lived in Middleton and went to Cockburn High School.

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'There is a Happy Land' was set in Middleton. Billy Liar was also in Leeds. Great writer.

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Hi guys, great site!        My small claim to fame was as a child i was lucky enough to play Jackie Hesletine in the adapted screen play, There is a Happy Land. I never met Mr Waterhouse it was always rumored he would turn up on set one day but he never did. He was of course an exceptional writer who gave me personally a lot of happy memories!RIP.

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I have a paperback version of Billy Liar somewhere, the jacket design is based on the old Woodbines cigarette packet.
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Trojan wrote: I have a paperback version of Billy Liar somewhere, the jacket design is based on the old Woodbines cigarette packet. Like this????
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drapesy wrote: Trojan wrote: I have a paperback version of Billy Liar somewhere, the jacket design is based on the old Woodbines cigarette packet. Like this???? That's the one. I've read There is a Happy Land and that it's quite evocative of my childhood, although I'd quite a bit younger than Waterhouse. The other book by Waterhouse that nobody mentions is "Jubb" basically about a dirty old (ish) man. I've found it to be his funniest although there is a deal of pathos in it too. I read it to peices!I hadn't realised that he and Willis Hall wrote the screenplay for "A Kind of Loving" which was written by Ossett author Stan Barstow. Barstow's "Joby" also evokes a West Riding childhood too.
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Interview with Keith Waterhouse. 1985 (27 yrs ago...)    
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I had the book "Joby" and read it until it fell apart.I also liked "Kes" and the wonderful actor who played the Games teacher in the film.

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Caron wrote: I had the book "Joby" and read it until it fell apart.I also liked "Kes" and the wonderful actor who played the Games teacher in the film. Brian Glover was the actor in question. I used to really enjoy reading his weekly column in the YEP.http://ayup.co.uk/gods/gods0-3.htmlhttp ... P66T8ktiTA
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