Friday 15 September 2023

This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes

This Much is TrueThis Much is True by Miriam Margolyes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 2 days

Pages - 427

Publisher -

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

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. 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 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 full of life and surprises, as its inimitable author.

My Review

I think some of us as a certain age know Margoyles as Professor Sprout from Harry Potter or maybe caught one of her interviews on a talk show. I seen her on Graham Norton and telling a rather shocking/riskeeey stories about one of her exploits. She is very open and honest about her pleasuring individuals and how some of those stories come about is jaw dropping.

If you are easily offended it isn't the book for you, she covers her upbringing, her experiments and encounters with partners or passing episodes and how she was well known for her pleasuring skills. She has lead a very lively life, she is outspoken, some would use the word vulgar but she is unapologetically herself.

I read the book in her voice, she has very distinctive tones so when the book covers and discusses the different jobs she has had, one I had to Youtube because I remember it very well but would never have put the voice to her.

She is quite a character, lively, crude, sweary, funny and very very honest and open about her experiences and some of those with some very well known names. I just seen an advert yesterday there is another book so I will be getting that too, 4/5 for me.

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