I have been a fan of Joanna's for many years and loved the variety of characters she has played, from Purdey to Patsy, and the roles she has taken on....who will ever forget the "Fish Feet" from the "Girl Friday"?? This autobiographical book shows an even richer tapestry of life, all presented in an unique way.
Each chapter is set in a room of Joanna's house, and she writes like she is the host and taking you through each room. As the reader is taken into the rooms Joanna describes items in the room, curtains, her latest DIY projects and the reasons for things being in certain places. Often the objects start off a story from Joanna's life; be it a keepsake from a certain country she has visited or something that just reminded of another time and place.
The book is a real treasure and it's written in a way you can almost hear Joanna say it. It's fresh, lively and very VERY fascinating, and leaves the reader often stunned by the amazing stories she tells from her experiences and the experiences had when meeting certain people.
There are lots of photos in the book....more photos than I've ever seen in an autobiography, with pictures of Joanna from a child to the current day. It truly is a wonderful book, that will make you smile AND make you think about various issues in a whole new light.