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Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections [Kindle Edition]

Rebecca Front
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Autobiographical stories from the award-winning actor and comedy writer.

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Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine.

Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her debut book, she reveals herself as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature.

By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, CURIOUS is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling.

We learn, among other things, why a Mexican wave is a symbol of oppression, how to navigate a conversational cul-de-sac with a French vegan train driver, and why keeping a pet rabbit on a lead is perfectly normal.

This is a beguiling celebration of the curiosities of everyday life, and of what it is to be curious - in every sense of the word.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1115 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0297870211
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (12 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WITTY, THOUGHTFUL AND ABSORBING! 13 Jun 2014
No longer satisfied with playing the incompetent MP Nicola Murray in the political satire The Thick of It, and winning a Bafta for it, seasoned comedy writer and columnist, Rebecca Front, has written a collection of delightfully witty anecdotes and tales exploring all that is remarkable about everyday life.

Autobiographical in nature, Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections by Rebecca Front explores the oddities of human nature in general and her own peculiarities in particular, revealing through the stories and anecdotes her own life’s struggles. This is a book of curiosities, and if you’re curious enough to read it, Rebecca Front hopes that it will remind you of curiosities of your own.

Though the style of writing is not the best, the stories and anecdotes are every bit interesting, insightful and engaging. From the first chapter The Tiger Who Came to Tea to the last chapter More Like a Snail, Rebecca Front will take you on a ride that will make you think and laugh at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and oh so familiar! 16 Jun 2014
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I really love this book and will 're-read it as again and again. It is brilliant and the stories bring back so many memories, and above all it is so funny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was an ease and a delight to read 2 Aug 2014
By Annie B
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Oh Ms Front, how many talents do you have?! I've been a fan of Rebecca Front's acting and comedy work for some time. I'm now a fan of her as a writer. This was an ease and a delight to read, and the words flow from the page. Some of the situations had been laughing out loud, much to the amusement of those around me. All I can say is, more please.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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First class
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By Claire
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Love her honesty. V brave to open up and poke fun at herself too. If you have experience of anxiety, this book is a gentle hoot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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So true and moving!
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An excellent book, as on would expect from such an intelligent English graduate. It has humpourous moments mingled with events of great poignancy. Would make an excellent gift or bedside book for guests to dip into.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A recommended read. 7 July 2014
By philip
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Funny, yet sometimes poignant regarding an early life dealing with all the issues we all carry, but try not to pass on to our children.

A very good read.
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