Sir Ken Dodd was a national institution. He worked tirelessly as one of Britain’s most popular comedians for a staggering seven decades. His five hour stage shows were legendary, and he was still performing these hilarious theatrical marathons right up to the age of 90. Ken was the comedian’s comedian. Fellow pros idolised him and looked up to him as the guv’nor. He was also a talented ballad singer, and enjoyed a hugely successful chart-topping career in the 1960s. Despite his nationwide fame and his crazy, larger-than-life stage personna, he was actually a very private person, away from the lime-light. A quiet, well-read, deeply religious thinker. He consciously separated ‘the two Ken Dodds’ and always declined to cooperate with biographers. This book, thanks to Ken’s wife, Lady Dodd, gives his many fans an in-depth account of his astonishing story.