Driving Miss Smith: A Memoir of Linda Smith (Paperback)Warren Lakin (author)
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In February 2006 the comedian Linda Smith died from ovarian cancer.
Over the previous ten years Linda had established herself as one of the nation's funniest and best-loved comedians, voted the 'wittiest person alive' by BBC Radio 4 listeners. As any regular listener will testify, Linda was an acerbic political commentator, but she also had an eye for the absurdities of modern life - an eye to rival Alan Bennett or Victoria Wood.
In DRIVING MISS SMITH, Warren Lakin, Linda's partner for twenty-three years, tells Linda's life story, of growing up in a town called Erith, which wasn't twinned with anywhere, 'but does have a suicide pact with Dagenham,' and of becoming a much-loved Radio 4 fixture. It is a witty and moving memoir, and although it ends sadly, it is ultimately a hopeful book and a fitting tribute to a life filled with warmth, courage and laughter.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 23 mm
The world is sadder and more tender for Smiths tragic loss * Maureen Lipman *
'Razor-sharp and cuddly at the same time * The Sunday Times *
One of the best-loved and funniest voices on the radio * Evening Standard *
Genuinely uplifting a memoir from the heart, and a fitting tribute to one of Britains wittiest women * Word magazine *
Irreplaceable * Radio Times *
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