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Memoir by Lynda Bellingham
  

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Lynda Bellingham hasn’t written of her cancer diagnosis until now, but having come to terms with it feels she can now speak out. A brave memoir that tells how illness can devastate a life and a family but it can also strengthen bonds and deepen love. Lynda Bellingham doesn’t allow cancer to dominate, life must go on and she shares both the tears and the laughter with her readers.

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Memoir by Lynda Bellingham

In 2013, actress, television personality and Sunday Times bestselling author, Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly that everyone's experience of cancer is so different, and she wanted to keep what she has been going through personal to her while she came to terms with her life now. But in this memoir, Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned. This is a brave and brutally honest memoir and yet even when talking about these deeply personal experiences, Lynda manages to spread her infectious warmth and humour bringing light to a very dark time. Woven into this very moving and brave story are extraordinary, colourful tales of her acting and family life that will enlighten and entertain as well as the journey that Lynda has taken to find the family of her birth father having already suffered heartache in her search for her birth mother. In the search for her father's family, Lynda finds a family with a history in entertainment showing that acting was always in the blood. Lynda Bellingham is a tremendously gifted storyteller with a rich collection of tales of love, loss and laughter and this book brings her kind heart, courage and emotion to the page in vivid detail. Lynda's story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one but it is so often laugh-out-loud too and ultimately the way Lynda tells her life story will serve as a great inspiration.

Reviews

Praise for Lost and Found by Lynda Bellingham :

'Courageous... searingly honest.'

-Mail on Sunday

'A gripping tale of triumph over adversity.'

-Woman's Own

'Very honest.'

- Phillip Schofield, This Morning

About the Author

Lynda Bellingham enjoyed a career spanning 45 years. She was much loved as the warm, open and quick-witted panellist on Loose Women as well as for her appearances on Strictly Come Dancing and Calendar Girls. Her acting career had many highlights, including All Creatures Great and Small: she is still loved and remembered as the long-suffering mum in the Oxo commercials. In 2014 Lynda was awarded the OBE. Lynda died on 20th October 2014.

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Publication date

9th October 2014

Author

Lynda Bellingham

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Author's Website

www.lyndabellingham.com/

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Publisher

Coronet Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Television
Individual actors & performers

ISBN

9781473608566

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