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Jimmy Cricket’s signed autobiographies now available by post! 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket’s signed autobiographies now available by post!

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography
Signed copies of Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography can now be bought by post.
Jimmy has said he is always happy to sign books at his live gigs, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.
And he has also provided the opportunity for people to purchase a signed copy of Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian via the Jimmy Cricket Website.
Go to the Shop section on the site and follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page.

The cost is £15.99 (with £3.99 for postage and packaging included).

It is also in ebook format priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free). Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.

The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of his 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.

Mary’s Meals

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

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.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Back at birthplace of Cookstown to do book signing 150 150 mhamer

Back at birthplace of Cookstown to do book signing

lovely afternoon at Sheehy’s Bookstore in Cookstown Co Tyrone, which is my birthplace, with the owner and organiser, (known as TP), Tom, alongside all his close family and staff members who made us feel so welcome!

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 Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiographyThe 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’.

Poorest communities

“‘And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.'”

A reminder that Jimmy’s book is available on Amazon here. 

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.

Also read: From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Audio version of autobiography available on Amazon soon! 150 150 mhamer

Audio version of autobiography available on Amazon soon!

Hi folks been in the SJMusic studio recording an audio autobiography with director/arranger/performer my good friend Steve Warburton and it will be available @AmazonUK soon! #audiobooks

Fans of Jimmy Cricket wanting the audio version of his autobiography will not have much longer to wait.

The comedian said on social media that the recording had taken place and would be on sale soon.

He posted: “Hi folks, been in the S J Music studio recording an audio autobiography with director/arranger/performer my good friend Steve Warburton and it will be available @AmazonUK soon! #audiobooks.”

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and 50-year career – told in his own words.

The paperback costs £11.99 and is available at online retailer Amazon here.

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 poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Family-run business

S J Music was set up in 1978 to serve the working artiste/musician with their music requirements.

It is a small, family-run business, with all writing and recording done personally by Steve Warburton.

Other members of the family help with the general running of the business.

The company provides a manuscript-writing service and also a comprehensive library of backing tracks, plus a custom recording service.

Also read: Buy The Jimmy Cricket Story now!

‘Easy reading that will make you chuckle’ – Amazon review 150 150 mhamer

‘Easy reading that will make you chuckle’ – Amazon review

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiographyJimmy Cricket’s autobiography has received another top review on Amazon, the online retailer selling the book.

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian already has several five-star global ratings.

One recent reviewer said: “If you want easy reading that will make you chuckle, then this is a brilliant book.

“I can read it over and over.

A previous review had read: “Greatly enjoyed Jimmy’s life story and long, tough route into show business.

“Some very amusing incidents, some sad ones too.

“This is not a short book but it kept my attention throughout.

“100% recommendation.”

Jimmy says he will be happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows.

His autobiography tells the heart-warming story of 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

The book can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

The paperback 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.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Jimmy’s return to his favourite Blackpool hotel is now just one week away!

The famous Northern Irish comedian begins his EIGHTH season at the popular Lyndene Hotel next Wednesday 5 July.

He will also be returning on 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home”, as he has done so many shows at the Blackpool venue over several years.

The Lyndene appeared as Le Ponderosa in the second series of Peter Kay’s TV hit comedy Phoenix Nights.

See all Jimmy’s booked shows here.

Also read: Lyndene Hotel: It’s wonderful to be back!

 

Five-star ratings for Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian 150 150 mhamer

Five-star ratings for Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography is getting top marks on web-based retail platform Amazon!

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian officially went on sale earlier this month.

And it already has two five-star global ratings on Amazon.

One reviewer said: “Greatly enjoyed Jimmy’s life story and long, tough route into show business.

“Some very amusing incidents, some sad ones too.

“This is not a short book but it kept my attention throughout.

“100% recommendation.”

Clean comedy

Jimmy says he will be happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows.

His autobiography tells the heart-warming story of 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

The book can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

Northern Irish star comedian Jimmy said he hoped it would “bring back warm memories for older readers”.

He added: “And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.”

Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

Mary’s Meals

The paperback 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.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Belfast among UK destinations on special Easter cruise 150 150 mhamer

Belfast among UK destinations on special Easter cruise

We hope that you will unwind in comfortable surroundings as we take an exciting voyage across the waters whilst celebrating Easter with our special celebrity entertainers and guests.

The city in which Jimmy Cricket was born is among the ports of call on his current working cruise around the British Isles and France.

Famous funnyman Jimmy is a celebrity entertainer on the Ambience, the flagship of Ambassador Cruise Line.

The boat set sail from London Tilbury on Monday (3 April).

Guernsey, Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and Belfast in Northern Ireland – Jimmy’s place of birth – are among the destinations on the 11-night trip.

Le Havre in France is also on the itinerary for the Easter British Isles Discovery.

It includes a ‘Journey through Holy Week’ theme with Easter services and reflections on board.

Promotional material about the cruise says Jimmy is one of a rare breed of “‘clean’ comedians who has his audiences falling off their seats with laughter”.

It adds he “will be delighting [audiences] … with cabaret appearances”.

Syd Little, of comedy duo Little and Large fame, is also one of the celebrity entertainers on  the cruise.

Find out who else is on the cruise here.

Little and Large: It was a joy to work with them both

Jimmy’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is now on sale.

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and career – told in his own words.

It can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

The paperback 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.

Exclusive: My official autobiography can be ordered now! 150 150 mhamer

Exclusive: My official autobiography can be ordered now!

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Jimmy Cricket is proud to exclusively reveal to all his website readers that his official autobiography will be available from the end of this week!

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and career – told in his own words.

The book is officially available from Saturday 1 April and can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

And the famous funnyman has a special message for all his friends and fans to accompany the news of this exciting launch.

He says: “It’s here, friends. The story of how it all began.

“From my childhood growing up in Northern Ireland …

“… through the Butlin’s Redcoat days in the sixties,  when every camp  had a custom-built theatre …

“… the Pontins Bluecoat days when I met my good lady May …

” … the northern clubs in the seventies when there was a social club in practically every street corner …

” … and the eighties when the television schedules were dominated by variety shows.

“It’ll strike a chord with older readers and give younger ones an insight into a world that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.

“And there’s more.

“It also gives me a chance to thank publicly some of the people who’ve helped me through life’s journey.”

Warm memories

The page promoting Jimmy’s autobiography on Amazon 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.'”

A reminder that Jimmy’s book is available on Amazon here. 

The paperback book is priced at £11.99.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charitysupports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!