Les Dawson (1934-1993) was a British comedian and author of fiction and non-fiction books. He was known for his deadpan style and roasting his mother-in-law and wife. After getting his jaw broken a boxing match, Dawson was able to pull grotesque faces by pulling his jaw over his upper lip. While best known for his work on British television, Les was saddened that people only thought of him as an entertainer. He wanted his second wife, Tracy, to always remind his fans that he was a writer too.

Les Dawson made his debut as a published author in 1974 with the standalone novel A Card for the Clubs. Below is a list of Les Dawson’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Card For the Clubs(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy Who Came...(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hitler Was My Mother In Law(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time Before Genesis(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Back with the Wind(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Well Fared, My Lovely(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blade and the Passion(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cosmo Smallpiece Guide to Male Liberation(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Les Dawson Joke Book(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amy Pluckett Letters(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Les Dawson's Lancashire(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Clown Too Many(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Les Dawson Gives Up(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Tears for the Clown(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listen to Les(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Les Dawson's Secret Notebooks(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Les Dawson: Masters of Comedy(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dawson Slant(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Les Dawson's Joke Book(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laugh with Les(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: Les Dawson’s Joke Book was compiled by Charlotte Dawson and Tracy Dawson.

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Les Dawson Synopsis: Come Back with the Wind is a standalone novel by Les Dawson. The novel is a humourous account of the North/South divide in England is brought up to date by TV comedian and gameshow host, Les Dawson. This book records a North versus South civil war, where an embargo is threatened on whisky sales to the South causing the possible split between the two areas.

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