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In 1993, after twenty years as a stand-up comedian, “A.J” Marriot turned his hand to writing. His first book, LAUREL & HARDY – The British Tours, has sold in over forty-five countries, and is still much sought after. His second, CHAPLIN – Stage by Stage, is acclaimed as the definitive account of Chaplin’s pre-film days. Then came The Lighter Side of LAUREL & HARDY, which sold out seven print runs; Next came LAUREL and HARDY – The U.S. Tours, which again bears Marriot’s hallmarks of unparalleled research, wit, and warmth towards his subjects. Then followed a second companion to “The British Tours” – namely The European Tours. In 2017 he gave us the complete history of Stan Laurel’s stage, music hall, and vaudeville appearances, pre-Hardy, in the book “LAUREL – Stage by Stage.” And in 2019 came the icing on the cake — the release of the film “Stan & Ollie” which credits LAUREL & HARDY – The British Tours as being its inspiration, and for which Marriot also acted as a consultant.