Sunday, 01 August 2021

Author to be celebrated posthumously

THE Henley Literary Festival is to pay tribute to author David Nobbs, who was due to appear at this year?s event before his death last month

THE Henley Literary Festival is to pay tribute to author David Nobbs, who was due to appear at this year?s event before his death last month.

Nobbs, the creator of TV series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and A Bit of a Do, wrote 20 novels and for comedians including the Two Ronnies, Frankie Howerd and Les Dawson.

He gave a sell-out performance at the festival in 2013 and was due to appear again at the Kenton Theatre on October 3.

The scheduled event will now take the form of a celebration of his life and work, compered by The Thick of It writer David Quantick and featuring Nobbs?s friend Barry Cryer and award-winning novelist Jonathan Coe.

It will be in aid of the Writers? Guild Welfare Fund.

Festival programming director Tom Ryan said: ?I?m delighted we can celebrate the work of this very funny writer and lovely man.?

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