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This Much is True Miriam Margolyes

This Much is True By Miriam Margolyes

This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes


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Summary

From Blackadder to Call the Midwife, from PG Tips to Harry Potter, Miriam Margolyes is Britain's favourite national treasure -- this is (at last) her extraordinary life story and it's well worth the wait.

This Much is True Summary

This Much is True: 'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL by Miriam Margolyes

'There is no one on earth quite so wonderful' STEPHEN FRY

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 Coventry by Monty Python and the Goodies and swearing on University Challenge (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 Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as she is.

This Much is True Reviews

Gleefully outspoken and bursting with hilarious anecdotes, gloriously larger than life . . . I pity every person that is not me right now, drinking in the glory of Margolyes at 80 -- Eva Wiseman * Observer *
Startling, thrillingly outspoken, provocative, potty-mouthed and exhilarating . . . THIS MUCH IS TRUE is never boring. Her personality is so likeable she can only leave you wanting more -- Lynn Barber * Daily Telegraph *
Reads like the Wife of Bath's memoirs -- Simon Callow
Wickedly honest . . . When I was reading this book on a train, a stranger asked if I was OK because I was crying with laughter -- Hadley Freeman * Guardian *
An irreverent, straight-talking, riotous romp through an extraordinary life * Sunday Post *
If there is a silver lining to last year's lockdown, it's the fact that Miriam Margolyes finally had time to write her life story . . . invigoratingly outspoken . . . gloriously shocking . . . and captures her force-of-nature personality. Buckle up, you're in for a wild ride -- Charlotte Heathcote * Daily Mirror *
Now 80 - and no less outrageous and outspoken, the actress presents vignettes from her life that will induce guffaws as much as gasps * The i *
Blisteringly honest and hugely entertaining * Daily Record *
Attention-seeking, potty-mouthed, exhilarating and fun - what's not to like? -- Lynn Barber * Daily Telegraph *
Ebullient and bosomy -- Roger Lewis * The Times *
Stories galore . . . Miriam Margolyes has a life worth immortalising in print . . . An unapologetic account of a life well lived. As irrepressible as ever, Margolyes's warmth and wit shines through * Radio Times *
There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and shockingly candid stories. * DAILY MAIL *
Unstoppably ebullient and rollicking -- ROGER LEWIS * THE TIMES *

About Miriam Margolyes

Born in Oxford, England in 1941 & educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, MIRIAM MARGOLYES is an award-winning veteran of the stage and screen, and an internationally acclaimed voice-artist. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award for The Age of Innocence, she received an OBE in 2002 for Services to Drama.

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GOR011911765
9781529379891
152937989X
This Much is True: 'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL by Miriam Margolyes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Murray Press
20210916
448
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