"Why does it always rain on me? Because by Christ it does."
For some years the renowned biographer Roger Lewis has been entertaining his celebrity friends with a letter at Christmas, which they have been begging him to publish. So here for the first time is a book-length version of this comic masterpiece.
Seasonal Suicide Notes is about one man's heroic daily battles against indignity, untidiness and rush, and his fruitless search for order, peace and solvency. Lewis cheerfully hates weddings and family gatherings, London's literary parties, Morris Dancing, Harold Pinter and everywhere abroad except Austria. He loves big funerals, the actress Liz Smith, the dining car on steam trains, Carry On films and poking fun at Welsh women; and is a passionate devotee of any local story involving wooden legs, dwarves or clowns.
With his sharp eye for folly, his control of high farce and the unexpected deep shafts of humanity despite his malice, Roger Lewis has produced a book both addictive and life-enhancing. Seasonal Suicide Notes is destined to become a cult classic.