Chris Needs Aims for a Christmas Number One - again!

Welsh Books Council

Chris Needs Aims for a Christmas Number One - again! - 04 December 2008

The revealing autobiography,  Like It Is, published in 2007 by Y Lolfa told of Chris’s traumatic childhood, his showbiz and charity career as an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and his life more recently as an all-round celebrity.

However, this book is a completely different kettle of fish. In her riotous, humour-filled diaries, Gladys tells of her struggle to keep the family’s crazy, mixed-up lives together. Mam’s task isn’t easy though. Her husband Dai is work-shy, son Philllip has a handbag, daughter Shantelll is preggers and dog Christopher - or is it Christine? - has had puppies. Just as well Elsie next door is accommodating - she agreed to an adjoining door so they only pay one TV licence.

Follow the family from their humble beginnings in the valley community of Ponty Pantin to the sun-kissed Mumbles Bay and foreign parts (including Western Super Mare). Crammed full of outrageous valleys humour, this is an ideal Christmas treat for all of Chris’s fans - and anyone else who needs a good laugh. The book is illustrated with eye-catching colour cartoons by Mark Davies.

Chris Needs is a much loved radio presenter with a high profile thanks to his popular weeknight music and chat show on BBC Radio Wales. His cult fan club ‘The Garden’ has over 40,000 members worldwide.

See below for details of when you can catch Chris making personal appearances at book signings and events in the period leading up to Christmas.

Thursday         4 December       12.30-1.30    WH Smiths Merthyr Tydfil

Friday              5 December      11.30-12.30     WH Smiths Llanelli      

Friday              5 December        2.00-3.00      Waterstones Carmarthen                                                         

Wednesday    10 December    12.00-12.45      WH Smiths Swansea   

Wednesday    10 December         2.00-3.00     WH Smiths Neath       

Thursday        11 December       12.00-1.00     WH Smiths Bridgend   

Thursday        11 December         2.00-3.00     Waterstones Cardiff     

Monday          15 December       1.00-2.00       Borders Cardiff           

Wednesday      17 December   12.00-2.00       WH Smiths Pontypridd

Thursday          18 December   12.00-1.00       WH Smiths Caerphilly

Thursday          18 December     2.00-3.00       Waterstones Newport 

Friday              19 December   12.00-1.00       Borders Fforestfach     

Friday              19 December     2.00-3.00       Waterstones Swansea                                                              

Monday           22 December     1.00-3.00       Borders Llantrisant      

Tuesday           23 December   11.00-1.00       Waterstones Abergavenny       

Tuesday           23 December     2.00-3.00       WH Smiths Cwmbran 

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