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Monty Python’s Flying Circus HIDDEN TREASURES ■ ■ BY A D R I A N B E S L E Y  ■  F O R E W O R D BY T H E P Y T H O N S

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Unique, fully authorized content drawn from original interviews, unpublished archives, and the

An authorized history of the iconic comedy group and their groundbreaking TV series, with a collection of removable ephemera

Pythons’ own memorabilia ■■ 75 percent of the visuals have never been published before ■■ The official Monty Python website and Facebook page (1.15 million fans) will promote leading up to and during publication ■■ Includes interactive QR codes allowing readers to view referenced performances online

S PECIFICATIONS 100 color illustrations and 50 black-and-white illustrations 96 pages, 9½ × 11" Hardcover, 22 removable facsimiles RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH POP CULTURE • HUMOR • TELEVISION • FILM ISBN 978-1-4197-2444-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2444-2 US $40.00  CAN $49.95 54000


his is the story of Monty Python, one the most popular and influential forces in

modern comedy—and of their TV show—told

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in words and images. This celebratory book includes 22 removable facsimiles of rare memorabilia from their official archives, including hand-scribbled scripts, cue sheets, character lists, posters, and animation artwork. Written with active input from the Pythons


themselves, the book recounts the adventures of all six members and their TV show, from early days in the Cambridge Footlights through early appearances on the BBC, global stardom, the inevitable fights, and their triumphant reunions.

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis ISBN 978-0-8109-8837-8 ISBN 978-0-8109-8837-8 US $25.95  CAN $31.95 52595 9 780810 988378

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After a long career at the BBC as a copywriter, Adrian Besley went on to write for a variety of children’s television series. He is also the author of a wide range of humor, sport, and popular culture books and lives in London.

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Abrams Spring 2017 Catalog  

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books....

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