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Deirdre A Life on Coronation Street by Glenda Young

Deirdre A Life on Coronation Street

Biography / Autobiography   

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This is the story of Deirdre from Coronation Street, a story told with love, laughter and drama. I don’t watch the soaps, however as I’ve grown up, I’ve been more than aware of Deirdre, from her gravelly husky voice, to her famous glasses and fabulous story lines that have made newspaper headlines, she has been an instantly recognisable face. This is about Deirdre’s life, not the late Anne Kirkbride's, the book is stuffed full of photos, scripts, quotes and information from Deirdre’s first appearance in 1972 through to her last. If you see Deirdre as a person rather than a character, if you love all things Coronation Street then ‘Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street’ is a must have companion. ~ Liz Robinson


Deirdre A Life on Coronation Street by Glenda Young

A walk down the cobbles with one of Coronation Street's best loved characters. From her first appearance in 1972, Deirdre Barlow (nee Hunt) went on to become one of the street's most iconic stars and been at the centre of some of its most explosive storylines; including her affair with Mike Baldwin, her imprisonment for fraud which prompted the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to raise her case in the Commons and her relationship with daughter Tracy, a woman who has literally gotten away with murder. Deirdre: A Life on the Street is a tribute to one of the most recognised and loved characters on television. Looking back at her three husbands, four weddings and countless pairs of specs, it features exclusive photographs as well as a look at Deirdre's four decades on Britain's most famous street. It's packed full of quotes including many from Deirdre's acid tongued mother Blanche, reminisces and a look at some of Deirdre's most memorable moments.

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A wonderful tribute...this book of memories takes a look back at the iconic star's most explosive storylines, features exclusive photographs and is packed full of quotes and memorable moments * My Weekly Magazine * Remind yourself of all Deirdre Barlow's finest moments with this special tribute to the queen of the cobbles * Inside Soap * Each story was told with great attention to detail, but still concise and entertaining to read...this book is a must-have for anybody, from the Deirdre Barlow enthusiast to the casual Coronation Street fan. The combination of great storytelling, quirky facts and glorious colour photos make it a delight to read. It's been lovingly put together and although Deirdre may be gone, her memory will most certainly live on thanks to this definitive guide to her life and times. A fitting tribute to a bona fide TV great. * Manchester Evening News *

About the Author

Glenda Young is a writer and a Coronation Street lifelong fan. She hopes one day to work for Rita and Norris as the paper girl in the Kabin.

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Publication date

22nd October 2015


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Century an imprint of Cornerstone


224 pages





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