Sunday Book Club – And Away… Bob Mortimer

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are going to look at the autobiography by Bob Mortimer.

And Away….(2021)

Bob Mortimer


Bursting with the unique comic imagination that makes him such a beloved entertainer, Bob Mortimer’s memoir takes in his numerous misadventures on the path to fame yet doesn’t shy away from moving reflections on the death of his father and his own diagnosis with a serious heart condition.

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

This is a very well written autobiography and it reels you in right from the start. The thing I liked about it was that it is really honest, pure and has a lot of emotion throughout. It is a really interesting read and you end up learning things about the funny man that you may of not known before. Also as well as going in depth about the history of how he met Vic Reeves and got into television and comedy, it also gives you an in depth look at the emotions around having a heart operation.

Negative Points

I would say that the only negative is that if you are a bit squeamish at the beginning Bob does go into depth about operations that you may not be a fan of.

Overall Review

I thought this was a very good read and it was one of those autobiographies that I did not want to put down when I had started to read it. It is really easy to get into and the fact that there is so much emotion behind the words makes you want to keep reading.


Rating : ****’ 4.5 Stars

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