Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

Billy Liar is a 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse, which was later adapted into a play, a film, a musical and a TV series. The work has inspired and featured in a number of popular songs. The semi-comical story is about William Fisher, a working-class 19-year-old living with his parents in the fictional town of Stradhoughton in Yorkshire. Bored by his job as a lowly clerk for an undertaker, Billy spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a comedy writer.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Billy Liar Hardcover 8375709 $15.92
Billy Liar - A Comedy Paperback 3973005 $12.95 $4.18 2015
Billy Liar Hardcover 9229114 $6.45
Billy Liar Hardcover 12639384 $33.19 1994
Billy Liar on the Moon (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) Kindle Edition 2492316 $7.49 2014
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Billy Liar (Penguin Essentials) by Keith Waterhouse (2015-10-06) Mass Market Paperback 9864332 $21.01 $13.44
Billy Liar Audible Audiobook 192900 $10.99 2011
Billy Liar Hardcover 18353661 $10.77
Billy Liar on the moon Hardcover 16269670 $5.23
Billy Liar (Penguin Decades) Paperback 7022778 $7.19 $2.88 2010
Dramascripts: Billy Liar Paperback 7395340 $2.49 $5.23 2014
Billy Liar Mass Market Paperback 5397493 $0.01 1962
Billy Liar: a Play Hardcover 6736969 $4.98
Billy Liar Audio CD 11099917 $24.99 $19.43 2012
Billy Liar (Penguin Essentials) Mass Market Paperback 5503281 $6.00 $7.95 2015
Billy Liar (Student's Drama) Hardcover 11629970 $3.93 1991
Billy Liar Paperback 1139460 $12.00 $7.00 2013
Billy Liar on the moon Hardcover 7796252 $5.18
Billy Liar On The Moon Paperback 16889913 $73.81 $1.66
Billy Liar Paperback 17189522 $13.00 $7.00
Billy Liar (Longman Imprint Books) Paperback 18859555 $5.03 1990
Billy Liar on the Moon (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) Paperback 9254460 $15.99 $40.40 2015
Billy Liar Hardcover 16302065 $27.25 1978
Billy Liar Kindle Edition 830060 $7.99 2013