Back at birthplace of Cookstown to do book signing
Jimmy Cricket returned to his roots for a book signing of his autobiography.
The famous Northern Irish comedian was in Cookstown in County Tyrone late last week.
Sheehys on William Street hosted the event.
Jimmy said afterwards: “Lovely afternoon at Sheehys Bookstore in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, which is my birthplace.”
He is pictured above with the owner and organiser Tom (known as TP), alongside the latter’s close family and staff members.
50 Golden Years
Jimmy’s autobiography, Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian, tells the heart-warming story of his illustrious life and career.
The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.
The page promoting Jimmy’s autobiography says: “This book is a personally written account of Jimmy’s 50 Golden Years in showbusiness.
“From holiday camp Redcoat to Bluecoat, then on to his first big break on television, (after many struggles).
“Going on to headline for four of his own series for Central television in the 1980s with Royal Command Performances and TV Variety shows in between.
“Then his BBC Radio 2 series written by the great scriptwriter Eddie Braben in the 1990s which ran for five years called, Jimmy’s Cricket Team.
“As Jimmy says himself in the book: ‘I hope it brings back warm memories for older readers’.
“‘And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.'”
The paperback version is priced at £11.99.
One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.
The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.
A Kindle version is also available. A Kindle – developed by Amazon – is a small, hand-held electronic device for reading books.