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No Holden Back
on 18 February 2015
I am a bit of a celebrity autobiography fiend and wishing to read, for want of a better word, the 'inside story' on various aspects of their starry lives, I thought I'd give Miss Holden's a whirl. The first thing I noticed is how that the narrative seemed as though it was ghostwritten via the medium of a whole load of recorded interviews with Miss H - I could be wrong of course, but I felt the style to be of a journalist pretending to be her. Anyway, that said, the whole thing was entertaining and most of all, searingly honest and a great read. It's clear that she worked her designer shoes off to get where she is today and the fact that she made a few human errors along the way and admitted them shows true strength of character. I for one am glad that she was able to share what actually happened during her marriage to TV's Les Dennis and the media fallout as a result of her affair with Neil Morrissey still seems an unfair way to treat a woman in the media spotlight.
That said, the later chapters where Miss H writes of her family woes and struggle to have children is particularly moving. I think the stand-out anecdote of the whole book had to be the one about Les Dennis, Roy Walker and Su Pollard - buy the book just for that really!