This Much is True (Hardback)
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This Much is True (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 16/09/2021

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Reliably outrageous and always entertaining, the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes holds forth about her extraordinary life in a riotous memoir jam-packed with jaw-dropping anecdotes.

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: 730 g
Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 44 mm


MEDIA 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

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 so much in the book; each chapter offering a tidbit of information both interesting and hilarious... It's full of life and vigour, as if you're conversing with a friend you've known for a long time - Irish Examiner

Brilliant stories abound in this memoir... which is honest, poignant and wildly indiscreet. - The Guardian

As compelling, forthright and irrepressible as its author - Choice Magazine

Miriam Margolyes' autobiography is crass, brash, rude, crude, funny and sad, and as delightful and surprising as Miriam herself - Good Housekeeping

As outrageously entertaining as you'd expect - Daily Express

Potty-mouthed and thrillingly candid, Margolyes's account of her career from teenage nudemodelling for Augustus John to sexy voiceover work for Ann Summers to playing Harry Potter's Professor Sprout is a riotous joy - Daily Telegraph

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

Beautifully written...interesting and hilarious... full of life and vigour... [reads] as if you're conversing with a friend - IRISH EXAMINER

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“A fabulous book written by a fabulous woman”

Simply brilliant. This book is so much more than smutty stories (although you won't be disappointed on that front) and is a great read from start to finish. The most striking part of this book for me was the way... More

Hardback edition
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“Marvellous Margoyles”

I love her no nonsense say how it is and this book delivers that. Right from childhood you can see by her photos that Miriam was born to entertain. She takes you on her journey of life and what a life it is. She had... More

Hardback edition
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“Magnificently Miriam”

The most entertainingly honest book I have ever read. Miriam tells all in her own inimitable style. She really does tell all, warts and all. If you do not like to hear someone's inner thoughts and opinions then... More

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