This Much is True

This Much is True

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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.

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  • Fiona

    Miriam Margolyes is, by her own admission, a show off, an attention seeker and an exhibitionist. She says, I hope people will like me, but if they don’t, I want them to notice me. Anyone who has wat...

  • Emma Hardy

    Any fans of Miriam know this is going to be an absolute hoot and it really is. My first laugh out loud moment was page 2 and this continued at odd funny moments throughout. Great insight into her univ...

  • Mark OceanG

    I love Miriam. I saw her interview with Graham Norton, and listened to her appearance on Louis Theroux’s wonderful podcast and I worried that she might have shared all her best stories already, but ...

  • Kate O'Shea

    It should 3.5 stars maybe. It's odd isn't it, that when you've enjoyed someone's work and see their autobiography, you'd think you'd love it. I'm afraid it put me off reading any more about Ms Margoly...

  • Kerri

    If you have seen Miriam's infamous interviews, particularly the Graham Norton ones, you'll have an idea what to expect from this book, in a sense at least. There is lots of cheeky humour, startling co...

  • David

    I hope people will like me, but it they don't, I want them to notice me.On the basis of this memoir, I'd say that Miriam Margolyes has achieved her goal. This extremely talented, hilarious, colorful (...

  • Carla

    I loved this book read beautifully and outrageously by Miriam, an amazing woman who is an example to us all. She does not hold back with her stories or her views on everyone and everything and is happ...

  • Kirsty

    I'm so conflicted by this book. On one hand, I adore Miriam and couldn't wait to get my hands on this. She's lead such an extraordinary life and it was genuinely interesting to read about. On the othe...

  • Sophie

    It's pretty much Miriam telling you about different men she's 'sucked off' or offered to 'suck off' in each chapter....

  • Nick Brett

    Seriously. No filters. NO filters. I can’t emphasise that enough because will read this and be astonished how, er, willing she has been to help out chaps in need. For someone whose sexual direction ...