An evening celebrating the late, great Jake Thackray


Paul Thompson presents… Beware Of The Bull: The Enigmatic Genius of Jake Thackray

Wednesday 25th October 2023

Simply Books,
228 Moss Lane, Bramhall,
Cheshire SK7 1BD

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Beware of the Bull – The Enigmatic Genius of Jake Thackray, written by Paul Thompson and John Watterson, reveals Jake’s life to have been as extraordinary as his writing: the hard childhood in the terraces of Leeds, strict Catholic education and formative experiences in France and war-torn Algeria; the first career as an inspirational, unorthodox, highly creative teacher; the meteoric development as a writer and performer, and discovery by the BBC; the Abbey Road recordings and impact on The Beatles; the fame and fortune brought by a remarkable television career…and Jake’s rejection of it. It is the story of a complex, charismatic, self-effacing man whom many loved, but few understood.

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