February 1945 the "Big Three" - Churchill, Roosevelt and
Stalin - met at Yalta to discuss the future of post-Nazi
Germany. The War was in its final stages. On the western
front, the Allies had pushed as far as the Rhine. On 16
February the US airforce bombed Tokyo for the first time.
And on that same day in the sleepy town of Market
Harborough, a safe distance from the main theatres of war,
I was born..."
Beautifully cloth-bound, presented in an embossed slip case,
and limited to a print run of 2,000, each individually numbered
and signed by the author, Flying Solo is more of an
artifact than a mere book. A rare treat for all fans of the
Star Wars saga, this is a memoir of a working actor,
intertwined with an account of travelling the world as a
science-fiction personality. Embellished, moreover, with nuggets
of useless information, Flying Solo is unlike any other
autobiographical work you are likely to read.
"The part they were considering
me for was that of Paul Schroeder, a German agent working
for the British. I was asked if I spoke German.
Optimistically, I replied that I spoke a little, and
offered up a couple of sentences:
"Es freut mich, Ihre
Bekanntschaft zu machen. Darf ich einen Pullover tragen?"
("I am delighted to make your
acquaintance. May I wear a pullover?")
The producer and director both
nodded, I could see they hadn't the faintest idea what I
was saying. I went on:
"Das ist eine Schallplatte und
der Flugzeug ist gerade gelandet."
("That is a long-play record
and the aircraft has just landed.")
This represented pretty much
the sum total of my German, gleaned from the first chapter
of a Linguaphone course I had purchased in the late
sixties. Luckily for me, neither man had any inkling that
I hadn't made it to chapter two."
Learn more about the life and work of Jeremy Bulloch in
Flying Solo, and discover:
HOW to tie a Windsor knot;
HOW Jeremy is related to
Theodore and Franklin D Roosevelt;
WHY he is wary of dogs with
WHAT it was claimed that
Elizabeth Taylor could eat for breakfast;
HOW to chat up fashion
WHY Jeremy was once attacked
in the street by an old lady;
and WHY he won't be making
any more commercials in Sweden.
Also in Flying Solo you will find tales of human and
equine flatulence, several references to vodka, and lots about
the British seaside town of Bognor Regis.
We have also commissioned a limited edition patch designed by
the artist Kevin Liell. This patch is free with
every book purchase!