Book of the week

So, Anyway by John Cleese. Photo: PA Photo/Random House
So, Anyway by John Cleese. Photo: PA Photo/Random House

So, Anyway... by John Cleese

One of Britain’s (if not the world’s) most loved comics charts the twists and turns of his ever upward spiralling career, from humble schoolboy days in the West Country through to the formation of Monty Python in the late 1960s.

Although the fast pace he adopts is never a dull read (far from it), Cleese plays it safe by simply plotting his life chronologically. Disappointingly, he doesn’t delve too deeply into his two biggest successes, with Python reduced to a single chapter at the end (almost an afterword), and Fawlty Towers merely nodded at in passing throughout.