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Below are listed all books about Dad's Army and books written by or about any of the cast.

They are listed in chronological order, the most recent at the top.

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The Walmington-on-Sea Training Manual - by Guy Adams
Published by Orion Books (2011)
ISBN 9781409141204
130pp Hardback RRP 9.99

"Wriiten by George Mainwaring' (from the cover :) this manual was found in a loft in Walmington-on-Sea and once belonged to Frank Pike. Contains multiple annotations and appears to have been printed in uncorrected proof form.

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Do You Think That's Wise? A Biography of John Le Mesurier - by Graham McCann (2010)
Published by Aurum Press Sept 2010
ISBN 1845135830
256pp Hardback RRP 18.99

Exploring some of John's earlier life that he didn't in his autobiography, as well as some of the more widely known details of his life.
This book is well researched and will no doubt be a standard item in any Dad's Army fan's bookcase.

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The Making of a Television Legend - Bill Pertwee (2009)
Published by Conway Sept 2009
ISBN 1844861058
208pp Hardback RRP 12.99

New version of Bill's popular view on Dad's Army. Brought up to date and includes details of the 40th anniversary celebrations.

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Godfrey's Ghost - From Father to Son - Nicholas Ridley (2009)
Published by Mogzilla Sept 2009
ISBN 1906132984
280pp Papaerback 9.99

Arnold Ridley's son writes about this as a way of getting to know his father, who many only remember as Private Godfrey.
Nicholas also found it a good way to explain to his own chidren who their grandfather was.

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You Have Been Watching - David Croft
Published by BBC Books2004
ISBN 0-563-48739-9
256pp Hardback 18.99

David's own account of his life and works - very illuminating

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Jimmy Perry and David Croft - Simon Morgan-Russell
Published by Manchester University Press (2004)
ISBN 0719065569
180pp paperback 14.24 (current price varies)

This is more an extended thesis than a 'proper' account of the Perry & Croft story as it deals solely with their output - not how it all came about.

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Dad's Army - A Companion
The revised and updated Handbook.
Compiled by Tony Pritchard & Paul Carpenter
Published by the DAAS 2004
136pp + softback 15.00

Out of print

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Dad's Army - The Complete Scripts - Perry & Croft
Edited & Co-ordinated by Richard Webber (2003)
Published by Orion Books
ISBN - 0752860240
880pp Cardbound, 20.00

A Stupid Boy - Jimmy Perry
Published by Century 2002
ISBN 0-7126-2338-8
294pp Hardback 17.99

Very readable and humourous account.

Vicar to Dad's Army
- Frank Williams (with Chris Gidney) (2002)
Published by Canterbury Press
ISBN 1-85311-494-4
238pp Hardback 16.99

A interesting read, his personality comes across well.

Dad's Army - The Home Front - Perry & Croft
Edited & Co-ordinated by Richard Webber (2002)
Published by Orion Books
ISBN 0-75284-743-0
432pp Hardback 20.00

The complete scripts of series 5-9

Arthur Lowe - Graham Lord (2002)
Published by Orion Books
ISBN 0-75284-184-X
258pp Hardback 16.99

Some juicy bits thrown in to add controversy.

Dad's Army - Walmington Goes To War
- Perry & Croft (2001)
Edited & Co-ordinated by Richard Webber
Published by Orion Books
ISBN0-75284-153-X
456pp Hardback 20.00

The complete scripts of series 1-4

You Have Been Watching - Graham McCann (2001)
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 1-84115-308-7
292pp Hardback 16.99

Excellent history of the show

Dear John - Joan Le Mesurier (2001)
Published by Sidgwick & Jackson
ISBN 0-28306-272-6
276pp Hardback 15.99

The Complete A to Z of Dad's Army - Richard Webber (2000)
Published by Orion Books
ISBN 0-75281-838-4
288pp Hardback 20.00

If you buy one book on Dad's Army, this is it.

Dad's Army Handbook (Revised Edition)
- Tony Pritchard & Paul Carpenter (1999)
Published by The Dad's Army Appreciation Society
ISBN - none
118pp Ringbound Softback 7.00

Beside the Seaside - Bill Pertwee (1999)
Published by Collins & Brown Limited
ISBN 1-85585-694-8
144pp Hardback 14.99

Who Do You Think YOU ARE KIDDING!
- Colin Bean (1998)
Published by Minerva Press
ISBN 0-75410-499-0
372pp Paperback 9.99
Reprinted by Edward & George Publishers 2003
ISBN 0-9546034-0-0
9.99

Colin's account of his life treading the boards
 

Lost Episodes - Jimmy Perry & David Croft (1998)
Published by Virgin
ISBN 1-85227-757-2
160pp Hardback 14.99

Containing the scripts from Series Two

Dad's Army Handbook
- Tony Pritchard & Paul Carpenter (1998)
Published by The Dad's Army Appreciation Society
ISBN - none
80pp Ringbound Softback 5.00

(Based on the 'Dad's Army Guide')

Dad's Army - A Celebration - Richard Webber (1997)
Published by Virgin
ISBN 1-85227-694-0
192pp Hardback 14.99

The Making of a Television Legend - Bill Pertwee (1997)
30th Anniversary Edition
Published by Pavilion Books
ISBN 1-86205-17-3
210pp Hardback 14.99
ISBN 1-86205-212-3 (1998)
208pp Softback 9.99

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Permission To Laugh - Clive Dunn (1996)
Published by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN 1-85479-220-2
192pp Hardback 9.99

Clive's favourite comic tales

A Funny Way to Make A Living - Bill Pertwee (1996)
Published by Sunburst Books
ISBN 1-85778-268-2
320pp Hardback 14.99

Arthur Lowe, A Life - Stephen Lowe (1996)
Published by Nick Hern Books
ISBN 1-85459-279-3
214pp Hardback 15.99

Dad's Army Guide to Television, Radio and Stage (1996)
- David Hamilton, Alan Hayes, Alys Hayes
ISBN - none
34pp Softback 3.50

Dad's Army Songbook 1995
Published by Wise Publications
ISBN 0-7119-5141-1
48pp Softback 6.95

Stars in Battledress - Bill Pertwee (1992)

Published by Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN 0-340-54662-X
222pp Hardback 14.99

The Station Now Standing - Bill Pertwee (1991)
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN 0-340-54685-9
128pp Hardback 14.95

Dad's Army, The Making of a Television Legend -
Bill Pertwee (1989)
Published by David & Charles
ISBN 0-7153-9489
144pp Hardback 12.99

The Defence of a Front Line Village - Paul Ableman (1989)
Published by BBC Books
ISBN 0-563-20850-3
130pp Hardback 6.99

 

Permission to Speak - Clive Dunn (1986)
Published by Century Hutchinson
ISBN 0-7126-1216-5
250pp Hardback

A Jobbing Actor - John Le Mesurier (1984)
Published by Elm Tree Books
ISBN 0-241-11063-7
160pp Hardback ??


ISBN 0-7221-6032-1
156pp Paperback 1.95

By Royal Command - Bill Pertwee (1981)
Published by David & Charles
ISBN 0-7153-8200-4
176pp Hardback 8.95

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Promenades and Pierrots - Bill Pertwee (1979)
Published by Westbridge Books
ISBN 0715377949
96pp Hardback

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Dad's Army Annual 1978 (1977)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 0438 0
62pp Hardback 1.35

Dad's Army Colouring Book (1977)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 34101
48pp Softback ??

Very rare item in mint condition

Dad's Army Annual 1977 (1976)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 0350 8
76pp Hardback 1.10

Dad's Army Annual 1976 (1975)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 0319 2
62pp Hardback 1.00

Dad's Army Annual 1975 (1974)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 0233 1
76pp Hardback 0.90p

Dad's Army - Jimmy Perry & David Croft (1975)
Published by Elm Tree Books
SBN 241 89251 1
122pp Hardback 2.50
Published by Sphere Books (1976)
SBN 0 7221 0406 5
126pp Paperback 0.75p
Contains 5 scripts

Dad's Army Annual 1974 (1973)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 0209 9
78pp Hardback 0.75p

Dad's Army Activity Book 1973
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 17401
62pp Softback 0.10p (!)

Very rare item in mint condition

Dad's Army - R.A.G. Clarke
& B. Titcombe(1973)
Published by Piccolo
IBSN - 0330 23759 4
94pp Paperback 0.20p
Cartoon Strip Adventures

Dad's Army Annual 1973 (1972)
Published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
SBN 7235 0142 4
78pp Hardback 0.70p

Dad's Army Official Souvenir - Edited by Ted Hart (1972)
Published by Peter Way
48pp Magazine 0.20p

Dad's Army - John Burke (1971)
Published by Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN 0340 15027 0
160pp Paperback 0.25p

Storybook of the Feature Film

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