SN05: 2017: HE

SYNOPSIS
HE WAS LOVED BY MILLIONS. HE WAS MARRIED EIGHT TIMES. HE WAS
BETRAYED. HE LOST A FORTUNE. HE LOST HIS GREATEST FRIEND. HE IS STAN LAUREL. AND ALONE IN A HOUSE BY THE SEA, HE REMEMBERS...

An extraordinary re-imagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .

And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.

he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction. This is his tale.

With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel &Hardy.

DEDICATION
For Jennie, with love

COPYRIGHT
©2017 Bad Dog Books Limited

FIRST PUBLISHED
Hodder & Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.)
HB - 464 pages - 24/08/2017 - ISBN: 9781473663626

Quercus (US & Canada)
[IMAGE TO COME]
HB - xxx pages - Early 2018 - ISBN: xxx...

THE COLLECTED
  1. PB: Uncorrected proof copy (signed, "June 2017")
  2. HB: UK First Edition (signed, 'Aug 30th 2017' at Linghams Booksellers, Heswall)
  3. Limited Edition Laurel & Hardy replica signed photograph (signed) (Came with 2. above)
  4. HB: Private Distribution: '50 copies of he, numbered I-L, have been specially bound for private distribution, and signed by the author. This is copy XXIV' on tipped-in page (signed). Comes in black slipcase, has black top, fore-edge and foot of text block, and black ribbon bookmark
  5. Limited Edition Laurel & Hardy replica signed photograph (signed) (Came with 4. above, same as 2. above)