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Jennifer Saunders - The Biography [Kindle Edition]

Jacky Hyams
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Jennifer Saunders is Britain’s best-loved comedienne, screenwriter and actress. For the first time, author Jacky Hyams reveals the story behind Jennifer’s rise to fame, her successful career as the Queen of Comedy and the highs and lows of her remarkable life. Born in 1958 in Sleaford, Jennifer’s mother was a biology teacher and her father was a pilot in the Royal Air Force. In 1977 she attended the Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. After graduating, Jennifer began her career at The Comedy Store in London, and it was during this time she was to meet comedian, actor and writer Adrian Edmondson, who she would later marry. In July 2010 Jennifer was to face her toughest challenge, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Since her diagnosis she has made a full recovery. This is Jennifer’s full, unauthorised story.

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About the Author

Jacky Hyams is a freelance journalist, editor, columnist adn author with over 25 years experience in writing for mass market magazines and newspapers in the UK and Australia. A Londoner who has spent many years travelling, Jacky's feature writing career was launched in Sydney, Australia, where she wrote extensively for the Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Good Housekeeping, New Idea, Cleo and The Australian Women's Weekly. Returning to London, Jacky spent several years as a women's magazine editor on Bella Magazine, followed by six years as a weekly columnist for the London Evening Standard. Her memoir, Bombsites and Lollipops: My 1950s East End Childhood, was published by John Blake Publishing in 2011. Jacky is also the author of The Real Downton Abbey, a brief guide to the Edwardian era, also published by John Blake Publishing in 2011.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17302 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Metro (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacky Hyams is a Brighton based journalist and best selling non fiction author. She has been writing for a wide range of mass market newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia for several years.

Jacky's passion for 20th Century history led to the publication of her best selling personal memoir about post WW2 London: Bombsites and Lollipops, published by John Blake Publishing in 2011. The memoir has sold over 60,000 copies.

The followup, White Boots & Mini Skirts: A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties, was published by Blake in February 2013, also to considerable acclaim.

Jacky's third historically related title, The Female Few: Spitfire Pilots of the ATA, was published by The History Press in 2012. The book has now been optioned by a leading Hollywood producer.

This was followed by her unique history of Britain's WW2 female munitions workers, Bomb Girls: Britain's Secret Army, published by John Blake Publishing.

Jacky's recent book, Frances Kray: The Tragic Bride, tells the unold true story of the life of Reggie Kray's first wife, Frances Shea, first published by John Blake Publishing in September 2014. In the updated paperback version, published in September 2015, Jacky reveals, through new interviews and documents that have never been made public before, even more insights into Frances' story, revealing a wholly original and fresh perspective on life in the Kray Twins' inner circle -- and the troubled life of the innocent young woman at its centre.

Jacky is also the co-author of a second book about the Kray Twins, One of The Family: 40 years with the Krays, published by Century in July 2015 and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Written in collaboration with hairdresser and Page 3 girl Maureen Flanagan, the book tells the story of Maureen's unique relationship with the Kray family over the years.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 21 May 2014
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Good read,enjoyed reading it, she's had an interesting a happy life.
Very brave getting thro the cancer, am receiving treatment myself at the moment and
gave me inspiration
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5.0 out of 5 stars love Jenifer Saunders 10 Feb. 2014
By caz
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I bought both books for my friend for Christmas, she loved them both, im looking forward to reading them myself. Nice job Jennifer
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5.0 out of 5 stars One woman i wouldnt mind meeting 29 Dec. 2013
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Have always liked and respected Jennifer Saunders.Loved her in French and Saunders, but the best is Ab Fab.......absolutely brilliant. When I read that she had breast cancer in early 2010 i couldn't believe it. Then in July 2010 i found out that i also had Breast Cancer. The way she battled the illness and her strength through it all, gave me the strength too. The book was a brilliant read and have found out alot more about her life and her path to fame.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Made the mistake of reading her book, My Life ... 19 Oct. 2014
By Corrine
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Made the mistake of reading her book, My Life in Laughs immediately beforehand, and cant get through the first couple of pages of her autobiography as her humour, humility and personality is missing. I know it cannot be there in this work for she has not written it, but for me, that is a problem so I shall not continue reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 1 Sept. 2014
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After reading jennifer saunders' autobiography it was interesting to read bits that jennifer had left out of her own story or had 'played down'. She is an amazing woman and should b proud of her achievements and 'Ab Fab' has and still is the best comedy ever for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I felt it didn't read from the heart 21 Nov. 2013
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Not as good as Dawn French's, most of it was just what she said in previous interviews and quotes. I still think Jennifer is very talented and a brilliant writer/comedienne. It didn't give an insight into the real Jennifer
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea 6 May 2015
By C Jov
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Maybe it's me, but I didn't find this as entertaining as I hoped. That not to say others would feel the same. I love Jenniefer Saunders but not her Biography. Sorry Jen!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what i thought 20 Jan. 2014
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Thought this was the official autobiography ,although the photo is very like the one on the official book this is an unofficial biography
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