Tomorrow Is Too Late: An Autobiography by Ray Moore hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Constable, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
8th printing. [First Published: 1988] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: Ray Moore, Radio 2s whimsical and much-loved early-morning presenter, deeply saddened his five million listeners when he announced that he was suffering from cancer.
In this autobiography, he retraces his life from his beginnings in Liverpool to the day his career ended abruptly in February. He also tells the private story of the months that follow as he and his wife Alma have come to terms with the way in which life has changed dramatically for them.
Rays story, which covers his friendship with many of TVs biggest stars to the backstage disasters of programmes such as Miss World is both poignant and extremely funny.
After years of coaxing bog-eyed listeners into life each morning by somehow sounding far worse than many felt themselves, he still finds it a shock that his career has come to a close.
The rich, instantly-recognisable voice regularly treated listeners to a breakfast of bizarre tales. Many are recalled in this book from the strange love-lives of Radio 3 presenters and goings-on behind the BBC announcers bike-shed to his unanswered letters to Frank Sinatra and, of course, those boggarts who scampered around picking newts from their ears.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly. Slight abrasion to the centre of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine.
208 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
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