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Maureen Lipman was born in Hull. She has won numerous awards for her work as an actress and has penned a number of best-selling books, including How Was It For You?, You Can Read Like Me a Book and Lip Reading.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 27 November 2008. This is a collection of some of Maureen Lipman's best writing, taken from previous books along with new stories and anecdotes. Some of the old stories are reworked here and there is plenty of new writing to keep the book fresh. It's a great book for dipping in to full of happy memories as well as sad told in the down to earth style we have some to expect from one of the nations favourite actresses.
Have you ever wondered what the wizarding world might look like if it were graced with a character like Harry Otter? Or what American politics would be under the administration of Squirrelly Clinton? Maureen Lipman has. Inspired by her doodle of Oscar Wildebeest - a steer in a dinner jacket - the renowned author and actress began dabbling in the dark art of the unholy celebrity/animal mashup. When she woke at 3 a.m. and said out loud, 'Tuna Stubbs!', the die was cast. A book was born.Sharp, funny and endlessly inventive, lt's a Jungle Out There presents a dizzying array of stars as you've - really - never seen them before. Featuring such luminaries as Leonaardvark DiCaprio, Giraffa Nadal and Ellafantz Gerald, this otterly brilliant collection is guaranteed to quack you up.
Maureen Lipman has the knack of making the everyday supremely entertaining, the ordinary absurd and unexpected. This new collection of pieces sparkles with her inimitable prose and pithy opinions. Encounters in the street, at the hairdresser, in the dressing room, on her travels at home and abroad, indeed wherever she goes, are sharply observed, joyfully and - at times - ruefully recorded. Included too are a selection of brilliant monologues which capture Maureen's voice in wonderfully diverse ways.