Kenneth Williams’ secrets unravel

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Williams (centre) in 1969 with Clive Dennis, left, and Tom Waine, right | Tom Waine | 14012

The comedian Kenneth Williams died more than twenty years ago. A new book by Christopher Stephens reveals more of his unusual private life and his celebrated diaries.

The appearance of Williams’s daily entries turns out to be evidence of an unsuspected twist in his psyche, a bewildering array of handwriting styles and an extraordinary personal colour-coding system…”Tom Waine and Clive Dennis feature frequently in the published extracts, but they’re never fully identified,” Christopher Stevens said. “One was an Oxford graduate working in the media and the other a postman.


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