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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.

Reviews

There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and shockingly candid stories.
DAILY MAIL
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
Unstoppably ebullient and rollicking
Roger Lewis, THE TIMES
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
Beautifully written...interesting and hilarious... full of life and vigour... [reads] as if you're conversing with a friend
IRISH EXAMINER
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