This Much is True: 'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL (Paperback)
  • This Much is True: 'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL (Paperback)
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This Much is True: 'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL (Paperback)

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

BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, MIRIAM MARGOLYES, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story - and it's well worth the wait.

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 as a teenager; why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she's ever had; and what happened next after Warren Beatty asked 'Do you fuck?'

From declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave to being told to be quiet by the Queen, this book is packed with brilliant, hilarious stories. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much Is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as its inimitable author.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529379907
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 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 *
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 *

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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

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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“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

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