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Curious True Stories and Loose Connections by Rebecca Front

Curious True Stories and Loose Connections

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As a comedian and a naturally curious person, Rebecca Front revels in the strangeness of everyday life. Her debut collection of autobiographical stories is witty, fresh and funny –a set of nearly true tales.

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Curious True Stories and Loose Connections by Rebecca Front

Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine. Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her debut book, she reveals herself as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature. By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, CURIOUS is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling. We learn, among other things, why a Mexican wave is a symbol of oppression, how to navigate a conversational cul-de-sac with a French vegan train driver, and why keeping a pet rabbit on a lead is perfectly normal. This is a beguiling celebration of the curiosities of everyday life, and of what it is to be curious - in every sense of the word.

About the Author

Rebecca Front is a BAFTA-winning actress and writer. She is perhaps best known for her work in television comedy series such as THE THICK OF IT, KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE, NIGHTY NIGHT, and GRANDMA'S HOUSE, as well as such dramas as LEWIS and DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY. She has also written extensively. Her columns have appeared in the GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT and many other publications. With her brother Jeremy she writes and stars in BBC Radio 4's INCREDIBLE WOMEN. Born in East London, she read English at St Hugh's College, Oxford, and was the first female president of the Oxford Revue.

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Publication date

30th November 1999


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