Just a Mo: My Story and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Just a Mo: My Story on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Just a Mo: My Story [Hardcover]

Laila Morse
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
RRP: 16.99
Price: 13.59 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 3.40 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 15 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 3.99  
Hardcover 13.59  
Paperback 5.59  
Audio Download, Unabridged 15.75 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial

Book Description

31 Jan 2013
The reigning queen of Albert Square, Laila Morse shares her incredible story for the first time. This is a book that will shock, humble and inspire.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Just a Mo: My Story + Before the Year Dot + David Jason: My Life
Price For All Three: 27.59

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (31 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753541394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753541395
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"A no-holds-barred autobiography ... Laila's extraordinary life story has had more twists and turns than all the plot lines in her 13 years on Albert Square." (Mirror)

Book Description

When your everyday life is filled with violence, drugs and strife, you can't lose your head - you've just got to get on with it.

Growing up in south-east London in the 1950s, Maureen 'Mo' Oldman - a.k.a. Laila Morse - was a million miles away from the celebrity world she would later inhabit as the queen of EastEnders. Life was hard - too hard to worry about what the future had to hold. Pregnant at seventeen, Laila soon had her hands full of troubles, and little inclination to go looking for more.

But trouble has a way of tracking you down, no matter how old you get or what you've done with your life. Aged fifty, Laila gave acting a shot, taking on a role in her brother Gary's film - which only happened to be the BAFTA-winning Nil by Mouth. It turned her whole world on its head.

But success isn't everything. Family is. Filled with bitter heartache - and hope - this is her amazing story.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very entertaining memoir! 10 Feb 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
I've always liked Laila Morse, the older sister of actor Gary Oldman. For the past twelve years she has played Big Mo Harris in the BBC soap opera 'EastEnders'. Whilst I'm not a fan of the show, from the clips I've seen, Mo was a great character and was played with a great deal of humour by Laila.

But there is much more to Laila Morse the actress than Mo Harris. She made her film debut in her brother's movie 'Nil By Mouth' in 1997 and won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Her other film credits include the crime comedy 'Love, Honour and Obey', starring Sadie Frost, Johnny Lee Miller, Jude Law and Ray Winston.

I recently saw Laila being interviewed on television and she made me laugh. When I saw that she had written an autobiography, I decided to give it a go despite not knowing a great deal about her private life. From the moment I picked it up and started reading, it made me laugh out loud. Her childhood memories and what she got up to when she was young make for very entertaining reading.

As her life goes on, we read about the sad times including her troubled first marriage and her own son's battle with drugs and crime. Laila has never had things easy but she comes across as a brave, determined woman with nothing to hide. Her attitude to life is inspirational.

Laila has left EastEnders full time now and I'm glad that she can concentrate on other work, she has made two films in the past three years and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for this considerable actress.

'Juat A Mo' was a fantastic read and a refreshing change to see someone write a book these days who actually has a story to tell.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a Mo - Could not put it down 4 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An excellent book from a lady who has had a very full and varied life. I read this book so quickly as I could not put it down. If you are into autoboiographies treat yourself and buy this book you will not be disappointed. This is one lovely gutsy lady.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 3 Mar 2013
By Ellie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Saw Liala on TV ,and wanted to read more ,she is such a nice person ,,enjoying
Reading her book ..get it ..
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 2 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Worth a read, what a life she's had just goes to prove u dint have to come from an acting background to make it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. 20 Feb 2013
Format:Hardcover
I had this book bought for me on valentines,not romantic i know-but i wanted to read it.I didnt know anything about
the actress until i read it.Well..what a great read,i couldnt put it down,she comes across as a very nice genuine person,loves her kids,her dad abandoning the family,how it affected her -rejected,then reconciled with him.The book also includes her bad marriage experiences-and love again in her 60s.She is a person i would describe as [Real],she tells it like it is,a very enjoyable book and i would strongly recommend it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars laila morse just a mo 3 Jan 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
very good reading once i started reading it i couldnt put it down untill i had finished it not many books are like that thank you
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb 30 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent story. One book I could not put down. Read it almost in 2 days. It's a book fir everyone.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read 17 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
what a great read, I am not normally one for autobiographies but thought give it a go. I am so glad I did, I could not put this down so it only took a day and a half to read it.
I will definitely recommend this. This lady is a real trooper and been through ups and downs but always sees the lighter side... love her!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill
Brillent
Published 13 hours ago by rebecca greenwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
ok
Published 5 days ago by vanessa Bell
3.0 out of 5 stars Average book, easy reading.
I found this book quite difficult to get into. Any biography is interesting as each individuals life is so different. Read more
Published 24 days ago by kerri stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to read!
Bought this as a Mother's Day present and my mum loves this book. I'll be reading it next. Highly recommended! Quick delivery too.
Published 1 month ago by ClaireS
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
OMG what a brilliant book I loved it, it's funny sad & really well written. What amazing women she has been through so much good & bad and yet she comes out the other side still... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good gutsy read
There is some bad swear words but it has to be done to tell the tale of her hard life. She is a colourful person and she seems to have had a few hard knocks but has come out the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pit123
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old proper east end read.
Brilliant read close to the heart. A proper good old family values read, could not put it down. A good insight to the real East End
Published 2 months ago by miss sarah louise watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and light hearted read
This is an excellent book and Leila tells it in such an easy readable way. It has made me laugh out loud at some parts ut also made me realise that she has worked so hard to be... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bobby22
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of East end life with Mo
I chose this rating because the book was amusing and real to life. It showed everyday life in the east end of london
Published 4 months ago by Joan Lethbridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I've been waiting a while to read this book and it didn't disappoint. Laila Morse has gone way up in my estimation,she's not had an easy life,and clearly adores her kids. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chrissy
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback