And Furthermore Paperback – 23 Jun 2011
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An engaging and revealing parade of plays and players, also containing anecdotes about her family (THE JOURNAL)
Judi's professionalism, loyalty and sense of humour shines through... (TAKE A BREAK FICTION FEAST)
National treasure Judi Dench's collection of anecdotes from her career and family life makes this a sharp-witted memoir. (DAILY EXPRESS)
Affectionate and witty, this is a very entertaining memoir. (SOUTH WALES ARGUS)
...an entertaining slice of autobiographical reflection. (The Good Book Guide (March))
Britain's best-loved actress tells her story in this SUNDAY TIMES bestselling memoir.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I did learn some things I didn't know about Judi but I wanted to know so much more. Major events in her life, such as the birth of her daughter, are skimmed over in a sentence. She starred in 'As Time Goes By' for nine years and I think it got little more than a page.
I found myself getting so confused, with all the mentioning of plays, people and places. It all happened so fast. Also, while reading this, I began to wonder if I have a sense of humour. Some of the things she finds hilarious I just didn't get.
Judi does tell us in the book that the public don't have the right to invade every area of her private life and she's right, they don't. However, if you feel this way, why right an autobiography? The letter at the beginning makes me think she is quite angry at having to write this book at all!
I feel I am being slightly generous with the 3 stars, but I do love Judi. The book was readable with some nice pictures, but I found myself becoming bored.
There are revealing glimpses here and there, but for the most part Dame Judi remains reticent about disclosing too much about who she is or how she works. Near the end she says "why should (the public) know the ins and outs of everything?...I want to keep a quiet portion inside that is my own business". Which is interesting given that she openly confesses to being very nosy and liking knowing what's happening with everyone around her. There are fascinating sections where she describes her working routine or how she sometimes struggles to come to grips with characters, but then she backs away again, as if to say "that's all you're getting".
What does clearly emerge is her lively and mischievous sense of humour. She has an ongoing gag with Tim Piggott-Smith where they arrange to surprise one another (usually on stage) with the appearance of a black glove.Read more ›
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