Hodder Studio picks up Harry Hill memoir

Hodder Studio picks up Harry Hill memoir

Hodder Studio has acquired a memoir from comedian Harry Hill, Harry Hill’s Fight!: Thirty Years Not Quite at the Top

Publisher Myfanwy Moore bought world rights from Paul Stevens at Independent Talent. The memoir will be published in hardback, e-book and audio on 11th November 2021. 

Hill will take an "honest and hilarious" look back at his life and career through the lens of what didn’t go right, said the publisher. He will discuss his life from childhood, and his starring role in the Cubs panto, through a short-lived career as a hospital doctor—where he was reprimanded for daydreaming during a life-saving operation—to slogging it out on the comedy circuit in the 1990s alongside comics like Bill Bailey and Jo Brand, to becoming a national TV tea-time favourite.

Hill will also take readers behind the scenes of his ill-fated "X-Factor" musical "I Can’t Sing!", on a very strange car journey with Simon Cowell, and share what he said to the Queen when he found himself alone with her backstage at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Moore said: "I am thrilled to be working with the comic powerhouse, and not-quite-national treasure, Harry Hill. This memoir will be chock-full of the silliest showbiz anecdotes and Harry’s reflections on life, but also a joyful exploration of what we can learn when things go wrong."

Hill commented: "At last my story will be told: an epic struggle to put silliness at the heart of TV entertainment."

Hill published Livin' the Dreem: A Year in My Life with Faber & Faber in 2010.