It’s Not a Rehearsal: The Autobiography by Amanda Barrie with Hilary Bonner lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Headline, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Amanda Barries autobiography is as warm, funny and honest as the woman herself. In it the actress, best known and loved for her portrayal of Coronation Streets Alma, reveals the whole truth about her extraordinary life.
She tells of a disrupted childhood, caught up in the disintegration of her parents marriage and under pressure from an obsessively ambitious stage mother. After a disastrous time at two schools, she left home at thirteen to live in Londons Soho as a chorus girl. There followed a highly successful and varied career in theatre, film and television. From Carry on Cleo to Britains most popular soap, through many years as a West End leading lady playing alongside some of the biggest names in the business its all here.
Thrust so early into the rough and tumble of show business, her personal life was not always easy, and she learned young that you had to be tough to survive. She has never been short on courage, but this book is possibly Amandas most courageous act of all. For the first time she talks frankly about her private life and describes the relationships she has shared with both men and women over the years, including her affair with rock star Billy Fury and her remarkably unconventional marriage to actor Robin Hunter.
Surprising, moving and inspiring, this is a book full of humour, because both professionally and personally, comedy has always played a large part in Amandas life, Its Not a Rehearsal is a roller-coaster of an autobiography and youll love the ride.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 344 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!