Friends, I’m on a fact-finding mission. Or to be more specific, I’m interested in the different ways people write about facts. Biographies can vary in style — journalistic, salacious, or massive in scope — and I want to know what biographies you all have enjoyed.
Even if you’ve never seen him or don’t know what he’s done, I believe everyone has at least heard of Stephen Fry. I have often seen him lauded as a “national treasure” of England, so you must at least know his name. If you have, however, somehow avoided hearing about the comedic partner of Hugh Laurie and want to know more, this is the book for you. The Fry Chronicles, written by Stephen Fry, is an autobiography that tells how Stephen Fry first started out in show business. Indeed, this is a compendium of his time at Cambridge and where his comedic dabbling on campus took him afterwards. If you ever wondered how Fry met Laurie or how Stephen Fry came to be interested in comedy at all, the answers lie in this tome.
Way back in April it was announced that Stephen Fry would be stopping in The Hague on his book tour to promote his new autobiography, The Fry Chronicles. My friend Anne and I jumped at the chance to see him live and immediately reserved our tickets at the theatre where he would be speaking. Last night, that magical moment finally arrived.