Terry Ravenscroft (1938- ) was born in New Mills, Derbyshire. He still lives there, with his wife Delma and his mistress Divine Bottom (in his dreams).
He has written television scripts for, among others, Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Alas Smith and Jones and Not the Nine-o-clock News. He wrote many episodes of the situation comedy Terry and June and the radio series Star Terk Two. He now writes humorous books, 8 up to now and counting. The photograph is of the author when he was 25. He doesn't look a day older today.
From the age of seven Cuthbert Cuthbert knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. A film director. So why is it that at the age of 22, with a 2.1 degree in film-making, he is in charge of a group of old age pensioners on their way to see the Blackpool Illuminations?
Stairlift to Heaven, the journal of an old age pensioner, is an irreverent, hilarious look at one man’s life after retirement. Although written by an old age pensioner, non-coffin dodgers should not be put off by this.
Yet another volume in the Stairlift to Heaven series. Terry Ravenscroft is still at it, accompanied by his faithful friend Atkins (although Atkins shows distinct signs of being unfaithful on at least one occasion). Similarly aged readers, and those approaching old age, will do well to heed the advice offered in these epistles.
The long and eagerly awaited follow-up to the author's best-selling Dear Coca-Cola as once again master complaint writer Terry Ravenscroft casts his line into the murky waters inhabited by food and drink companies
A further volume chronicling the life of an old age pensioner. As with Stairlift to Heaven, this book's best-selling predecessor predecessor, those people of a non coffin-dodging age should not be put off by this. You will be old yourself one day, if you're lucky, and there are valuable lessons to be learned here in coping with old age: you will find many of them within this volume.
The blog of Jonathan Sawyer. Laugh along with Sawyer as the young legal eagle takes you where no lawyer has been before (at least not on purpose). When we first meet Sawyer he has it made, what with free board and lodging courtesy of his doting parents, a decent income, good career prospects and a steady supply of girlfriends. However it isn't long before things start to go rapidly downhill.
A bleak future faces recently demobbed World War Two soldiers Colin Arnfield and Ray Watson on their return to the depressing north west town of Milltown, until fate in the shape of film star George Formby takes a hand....
Dead Men Don't Walk is a crime caper about two brothers, Ray and Andy Chambers, who work in the family Funeral Directing business, but would much rather be the writers of gangster movies - until they get on the wrong side of a real gangster, that is....
Football Crazy is a humorous novel about Frogley Town, an impoverished north of England football club who ply their trade, but only just, in the Coca-Cola League Two. But is success just around the corner?