This Much is True

This Much is True

Biography & True Stories, Arts & Entertainment Biographies, Literary Biographies, Entertainment , Film, TV & Radio, Films & Cinema, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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This Much is True
Funny, filthy and gloriously candid!
I don't think I've ever read such an entertaining, funny, honest book in my life! The much-loved actress and voice-over artist (I had no idea she was the v... READ MORE


Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2022 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: 9781529379907
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 347g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm

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This Much is True
Marvelous Miriam
If you like me love Miriam's straight talking, you will love the book. Interestingly, the early years were enlightening and the amount of famous people she... READ MORE
Christine Cammack
This Much is True
Just Wonderful!
I couldn't put this book down! It was totally and completely wonderful, interesting and incredibly funny. I have always admired Miriam Margolyes as an actr... READ MORE
Christine Chambers
This Much is True
Such a lived life
I really enjoyed this book, at times I was shocked and aghast at the antics Miriam got up to but the book delivers an insight into a wonderfully carefree a... READ MORE
Stuart Whittingham
This Much is True
This book was my holiday read of this summer. I felt the need to buy this book since I had received a cameo from Miriam a few months ago and I really adore... READ MORE
Tia Thompson
This Much is True
Did not disappoint!
As I had expected this is a very rumbustious book, which I enjoyed immensely. What an intersting life she is having. Some of the best passages were where s... READ MORE
Barbara Saville
This Much is True
Honest and to the Point
She’s funny sometimes rude but does it her way. Such an honest account of her life. Well worth reading
Brenda Bailey