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on 27 July 2014
No deep insights here into Carols psyche. Just the usual highlights of her life and a few lowlights. She has been very lucky, but clearly has succeeded in making her own luck by the good old strategy of listening to what is needed and working very hard to deliver it at the right time and in the right place. Obviously a true professional who had no problem realising what is needed to get on.
The Python anecdotes are, of course, very good and help to recall the magic they all had when they first burst upon an unsuspecting BBC. But there is so much more in this book about Carol and the life of a young and attractive female actor negotiating the precarious and exploitative entertainment industry.

I enjoyed the book a lot and cannot fault it for an easy and relaxing read when anything more demanding just seems heavy going.
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on 7 August 2014
A MUST-READ FOR ALL PYTHON FANS!!
Not only an extraordinary look at the life of the 7th (and best looking) Python, but that of a wonderful life in the performing arts.
Ms. Cleveland holds nothing back in her wonderful tale of life and love from the U.K. to USA and back.
Loads of great photos as well.
Highly recommended reading!
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on 14 June 2014
A surprisingly candid insight into life as a Python. I really enjoyed the 'other stuff' - all the deeper understanding of the author's experiences that lead her through a busy life. The book is highly anecdotal (which I like) and goes to show how mad and maddening life can be. I read this because a friend recommended it and I'm glad they did.
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on 24 July 2014
A very nice read. The book flows elegantly through Carol's early years, into her riotous years with The Pythons.
There are some real insights into "The Python Boys" and some very funny accounts of her life with them on the road.
Entertaining insights abound concerning Carol's contacts on film sets with Hollywood stars!
Very entertaining.
Mr P Lytle
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on 17 June 2014
This book reveals the insight of a glamourous beauty queen turned amazing actress and the 7th Python.

The book is written as if Carol was speaking to you. It is easy to read and I had quite a few smiles and laughs with Carol in her antedotes of her experinces.

This is a perfect summer read - don't miss out buy today.
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on 18 June 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this book,I found it both interesting and amusing. It also goes to show what a versatile actress Carol has always been--certainly not someone to be thought of as "just a glamour girl"! However I did find the interviews at the end of the book to be superfluous,the book stands on its own merit.
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on 19 August 2015
Very entertaining read. Carol writes fluently and her stories are engaging and -- especially in the case of her many years spent with the Python boys -- revelational, giving clear insights into the way the group played together both onstage and off, and into the peculiarities, strengths and weaknesses of the characters of each of her Python colleagues, all done with the greatest respect and affection. Carol's own working life is a fascinating tale, from her early years growing up in California, through her RADA training, and on to her work onstage and on television and in films -- even with a stint as a Playboy Bunny -- with a number of romantic interludes along the way! Never a dull moment in this roller-coaster ride of a life. And she's still at it! Highly recommended.
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on 9 July 2014
A must have for any Python fan and or Carol Cleveland fan. So well written, this is a new and facinating perspecitive on the Python world as well as Carol's own carear. Brilliant !
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on 7 December 2014
An easy and enjoyable read that takes the reader on an entertaining roller-coaster ride through Carol's stage career: from her time at RADA and early West End appearances, to the fun of being on tour with the Monty Python team. I liked the fact that it's not just stage talk however, mixed as it is with reflective passages, including glimpses of regret at lost love and paths not taken. A book that would be a nice surprise in anyone's Christmas stocking!
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on 5 September 2014
This book is loaded with fascinating gossip, from someone who was at the heart of the Monty Python experience. The anecdotes are PRICELESS. A MUST READ for Python fans and an excellent showbiz biography through the 60s and 70s, warm, humorous and surprisingly engaging.
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