This Much is True

This Much is True

Non-Fiction, Literary Biography & Memoir, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film, Film, TV & Radio Biographies
Hardback Published on: 16/09/2021
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Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year Award-winning actor, creator of a myriad of memorable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam Margolyes is a national treasure. Now, at last, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story. And it's far richer and stranger than any part she's played. Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair; what pranks led to her being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had; how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John aged 17, being sent to C oventry by Monty Python and the Goodies and swearing on University C hallenge (she was the first woman to say F*** on TV). This book is packed with unforgettable stories from why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she's ever had to being told off by the Queen. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, Leonardo di C aprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as she is.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781529379884
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 730g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 44 mm

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This Much is True
A great actress
I am one of her followers of her acting career. The book and her life is extraordinary like her acting. Nuria Ashland, OR. USA
Nuria San Mauro
This Much is True
A wonderful book that is just enjoyable
I have just started the book but I wanted to write a review to say that I would recommend it to my friends and family members, we all think miriam ... READ MORE
Alison carroll
This Much is True
An entertaining read.
If you like Miriam she bares her soul in this memoir.She doesn’t hold back the title of the book is a clue to how it is written. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Richard Lanehart
This Much is True
Where, oh where to start with this book?
I don’t think I have ever read a memoir so jam-packed with, what I feel, is true honesty. I always feel strange reviewing someone’s story but Miriam is tru... READ MORE
Hannah Marie Brankley