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Keith Waterhouse: Celebrated columnist and writer best known for 'Billy Liar' and 'Jeffrey Barnard Is Unwell'

The last of the 2000-plus articles that Keith Waterhouse wrote for the Daily Mail was published just a month ago. Appropriately enough, it celebrated the 50th anniversary of the publication of Billy Liar, his hilarious and engaging novel that became a hit play, a film, a musical and a television series. Although his principal profession and passion was journalism – and nobody did it better – it is for Billy Liar that he is likely to be longest remembered.

Gems of truth from the creator of Billy Liar

The wry observations of Keith Waterhouse, who died on Friday, aged 80

Keith Waterhouse, titan of Fleet Street, falls silent aged 80

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Julie Christie: ‘I feared Bush would unleash a wave of sadism - he did’

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Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, By Michael Deeley with Matthew Field

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A very British invasion: UK hails its 21 Oscar nominees

Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie lead the charge, with each battling tonight for a second Oscar. Jonathan Romney and Neil Norman report

So, is Keira Knightley any good anyway?

Julie Christie may pip her to the best actress award at tonight's Baftas, and some were gleeful when she missed out on an Oscar nomination...

Joan Smith: Christie gives a masterclass on growing up in style

Applauding the luminous young star who has matured wisely

Julie Christie: Beauty that never fades

On the surface she can be forthright. But there is vulnerability glistening in her peerless eyes

Athletics: Steve plays his nowhere man record

This morning, Steve Kenyon will be far from the madding crowd of 40,000 Great North Runners. "I've booked a stall to sell records in Bolton town centre," he said. "I've got a hobby, buying and selling vinyl records. I've got a big collection from the 1960s. I'm a big fan of the Beatles. I'm showing my age there."

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