Victoria Wood’s brother signing books

Chris Foote Wood, the brother of comedian and musician Victoria Wood, will be signing  his new book about her in Belper on December 2.

Chris is a performer himself in the guise of Charles Dickens and has become a regular at Edinburgh Festival with his one man show The Genius Charles Dickens.

He appeared on stage in Belper at the Tribute To Victoria Wood in July and will host Another Tribute To Victoria Wood during the town’s arts festival next May.

Chris said of Victoria: “She was a hugely private person which is why it was such a shock to so many people when she died.

“I am a huge fan and I think I can give a unique insight into the person. Her work ethic was fantastic but when we were together she wouldn’t talk about what she was doing. She’d simply say ‘you’ll have to wait and see.’”

Chris Foote Wood will be signing Victoria Wood – Comic Genius at No28, The Market Place, Belper from 2pm until 5pm on December 2. Profits from the sale of the books will go to charity.