Kenneth Williams in Print
Kenneth Williams wrote several books and was an avid diarists and letter writer. As part of his training as a lithographer, he developed a range of handwritings, always with total clarity, and giving an indication to how he felt at the time. Below are details of all the books that wrote, or have been written about him. I have also added in a couple of other books that are closely related, i.e, scripts, books based on series that he was in, or biographies of those he worked with extensively. This is by no means a comprehensive list so if anyone can supply information on any other books, or articles that he wrote (for a while he was a columnist for the Radio Times, and was a contributor to other publications), then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Just Williams, An Autobigraghy.
|Hardback||ISBN 0-460--4688-8||Published by J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd.||£8.95|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-00-637082-9||Published by Fontana||£3.50|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-00-637082-9||Published by Harper Collins||£5.99|
|Audio Book||ISBN 0-563-225971||ZBBC 1046||£8.99|
The Kenneth Williams Diaries.
|Hardback||ISBN 0-00-255023-7||Published by Harper Collins||£20.00|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-00-638090-5||Published by Harper Collins||£9.99|
The Kenneth Williams Letters.
|Hardback||ISBN 0-00-255024-5||Published by Harper Collins||£18.00|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-00-638092-1||Published by Harper Collins||£7.99|
|Hardback||ISBN 0-460-044826||Published by J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd.||£4.95|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-340-26782-8||Published by Coronet Books||£1.25|
|Hardback||ISBN 046-00-458-30||Published by J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd.||£7.95|
|Paperback||ISBN UNKNOWN||Published byFutura||UNKNOWN|
I Only Have To Close My Eyes.
|Hardback||ISBN 046-00-617-55||Published by J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd.||£5.95|
The book consists of 26 pages, of which 6 contain the poem written by Kenneth, and the others contain illustrations by Beverlie Manson, published in 1986. The British Library have the only accessible copy that I know of and the shelfmark is LB.31.b.1804. I shall see if I can get permission from Dent's to publish the poem here without the illustrations.
Kenneth Williams, A Biography - By Michael Freedland
|Hardback||ISBN 0-297-79701-8||Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson||£15.00|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-297-81225-4||Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson||£4.99|
Round the Horne Scripts.
|Hardback||ISBN 0-7130-0121-6||Published by Woburn Press||£1.95|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-340-26782-8||Published by Futura/Woburn Press||£0.95|
The Best of Round The Horne Scripts.
|Hardback||ISBN 1-85336-162-3||Published by Equation||£8.95|
Round The Horne, The Complete and Utter History - By Barry Took.
|Hardback||ISBN 0-7522-2119-1||Published by Boxtree||£14.99|
|Audiobook||ISBN 0-563-55767-2||ZBBC 2166||£8.99|
Solo for Horne. A biography of Kenneth Horne - by Norman Hackforth
Although Kenny is mentioned in this book, I am mainly listing it due to the fact that Kenneth Horne was loved by Kenny, and that he enjoyed working with Horne throughout both Beyond Our Ken and Round The Horne
|Hardback||ISBN 0-207-95650-2||Published by Angus & Robertson||£3.80|
|Paperback||ISBN 0-340-24274-4||Published by Coronet Books||95p|
The Whizzkids Handbook - by Peter Eldin.
Kenny starred in this childrens series for Southern TV with Arthur Mullard around 1980.
|Paperback||ISBN 0-00-691390-3||Published by Armada||80p|