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Who am I, again?

Henry, Lenny2020
Books, Manuscripts
In 1975, a gangly black 16-year-old from Dudley, decked out in floppy bow tie and Frank Spencer beret, appeared on our TV screens for the first time. So began the transformation from apprentice factory worker to future national treasure of Sir Lenny Henry. In his long-awaited autobiography, Lenny tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Born soon after his Jamaican parents had arrived in the Midlands, Lenny was raised as one of seven siblings in a boisterous, hilarious, complicated working household, and sent out into the world with his mum's mantra of 'H'integration! H'integration! H'integration!' echoing in his ears. A natural ability to make people laugh came in handy. At school it helped subdue the daily racist bullying. In the park, it led to lifelong friendships and occasional snogs.
Main title:
Who am I, again? / Lenny Henry.
Henry, Lenny, author
London : Faber, 2020.
xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2019.
9780571342617 (pbk)
Dewey class:
792.7028092B/HEN792.702809920 HEN792.702
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