This Much is True (Paperback)Miriam Margolyes (author)
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 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
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm
'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and shockingly candid stories.' - Daily Mail
'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
'This book reads like the Wife of Bath's memoirs' - Simon Callow
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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
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