Mixed Fancies Paperback – 4 Jun 2007
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About the Author
BRENDA BLETHYN OBE has won many awards including a Bafta, has twice been nominated for an Oscar, and four times for a Bafta. Besides being a film actress, she appears often in television series (including OUTSIDE EDGE, BUDDAH OF SUBURBIA and BETWEEN THE SHEETS) and is a star of the stage, recently appearing in NIGHT MOTHER with Edie Falco on Broadway. She lives in London and Kent.
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Top Customer Reviews
What is remarkable about her is not just her superb artistry and ability to portray many different kinds of women, but her refreshing lack of pretension and, as evidenced by this book, her natural ability to communicate her thoughts and feelings. Aside from her talents, she seems to me the very epitome of "Britishness" in all its senses.....and I love her for that as much as I admire her non-nonsense approach to the delicate art of acting. Her performance in "Secrets & Lies" should have won her an Oscar. Her writing in this book is absolutely delightful. A lovely, lovely woman. Read it!
There will be an obvious appeal to those of 'a certain age' but I am a 48 year old male who normally enjoys thrillers or SF/Fantasy and I thought it was hugely enjoyable and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The style of the book reminds me much of the book written by Sheila Hancock, about her life with John Thaw, so if you have read that, I can guarantee you will like this. It is written in such a simple, acceptable style, which makes it that much more easy to read and appreciate.
I knew I would enjoy the book as I am a big fan of hers already. Just hope she continues to work and entertain us.
I paricularly like the bits about her young life, and there are lots of photos too.
Strict but fare, we knew our place, and the way the story has been told, each page brings a smile of recognition to post war memories, the little sayings our parents used, the antics we all got up to flows brilliantly all through to the end.
Some would say it is fiction, but it isn't, it is a history of the period and town she grew up in. Its no wonder Brenda Blethyn is the treasure she is to the British people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought for my mother who enjoyed this loads! A lovely insight into the authors own life in her younger days.Published 1 month ago by lynette coates
Warmhearted, modest, with a good sense of humour and a lot of reflexion - Brenda Blethyn as we know her in private
and a lovely family story. Read more
A great read about a great lady I enjoyed this book very muchPublished 12 months ago by norma keaveny
Arrived as promised. Happy with product and service. Thank you.Published 14 months ago by Heather Ranger
Had no idea Brenda was so versatile as an actress. Funny and charming read. Appreciated the vernacular humour. Worth a read.Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer