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SPEND a heart-warming evening with Gervase Phinn, one of Britain's greatest comic writers and raconteurs, who has been touring and selling out theatres across the country for more than nine years.
After the war, Williams embarked on an acting career but the fact he was a natural comedian, with his camp voice, facial contortions and skill as a raconteur, provided his route to fame.
In his 50-year career, Ellison has produced a mountain of acclaimed short stories, novels, and TV scripts (for series ranging from Twilight Zone to Star Trek), while gaining a reputation as a raconteur, maverick social commentator, creator of elaborate--though fake--biographies for the dust jackets of his books, and perennial favorite on the college-campus speaking circuit.
I've never heard anybody that was so enchanting on subjects I didn't give a damn about," is Kris Kristofferson's affectionate characterization of the sixty-nine-year-old raconteur, rake, and self-made myth whose pale faux-Guthrie warble may be his least engaging quality.
Whether in the persona of Dr Kenneth Yeang, advocate and exponent of bioclimatic building, or as 'our Ken', nightclub raconteur, he is good value.
Sterling Allen Brown, the poet-teacher-scholar-critic-anthologist-bon vivant and raconteur, is an untapped resource and an undercredited father of Black literary and cultural studies.
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WRITER and raconteur Gervase Phinn stops off in Liverpool next week.
RACONTEUR and cricket commentator Henry Blofeld was forced to pull out of a theatre show in Northumberland last night after suffering whiplash injuries in a car crash.
They are Sir Arthur Davies, former Secretary General of the World Meteorological Service; geologist Sir Frank Dixey; politician Gwynfor Richard Evans; political cartoonist Leslie Illingworth; footballer Robert Frederick John; journalist Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones; boxer John Charles Petersen; South Wales' first woman MP Dame Dorothy Rees; teacher, author and raconteur Gwyn Thomas; and artist Margaret Lindsay Williams.
RACONTEUR Benson's last solo album was 60s-inspired, catchy and utterly loveable.
AWARD-WINNING comedian and natural raconteur Alun Cochrane has appeared on television in shows such as Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week and will be talking about his world in comedy show Things That Have Happened to Me in Life, or in Cafes at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Sunday.