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National Treasure: noun - someone or something regarded as emblematic of a nation's cultural heritage, such as Stephen Fry (OED 2010). Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chronicles charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday.

'I am English. Tweedy. Pukka. Confident. Establishment. Self-assured. In charge. That is how people like to see me, be the truth never so at variance. In fact, I am chronically overmastered by a sense of failure, underachievement and a terrible knowledge that I have betrayed, abused or neglected the talents that nature bestowed upon me . . .'

Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge on probation: a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist and failed suicide, convinced that at any moment he would be found out and flung away. Instead, university life offered him love, romance and the chance to stand on a stage and entertain. This memoir is one of the boldest, bravest, most revealing and heartfelt accounts of a man's formative years that you will ever have the exquisite pleasure of reading.

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  • Paperback

    9781405933728

    March 8, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    464 pages

    RRP $24.00

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  • Paperback

    9780141039800

    April 20, 2011

    Michael Joseph

    454 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • The Fry Chronicles
    Stephen Fry

    EBook

    9780141969572

    September 27, 2010

    Penguin eBooks

    438 pages

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