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Six of the Best: Celeb Memoirs
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January 2022
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If you want something new to read this month, look no further

Live and learn with our favourite memoirs and autobiographies.
Miriam Margolyes, This Muchis True

This Muchis True

Miriam Margolyes

Packed with incredibly candid stories, shocking anecdotes and provocative opinions, Miriam Margolyes tells her life story in typically outspoken fashion. Not for the faint hearted.

Billy Connolly, Windswept & Interesting

Windswept & Interesting

Billy Connolly

From a tenement flat in 1940s Glasgow, through stints in the shipyards and time as a folk musician, to the rule-breaking young comedian who went from cult hero to national star, Billy Connolly’s story is funny, life-affirming and memorable.

Daisy May Cooper, Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her

Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her

Daisy May Cooper

Daisy May Cooper has, she says, always had an overactive imagination and the urge to be a massive show-off. Her tales of a misspent youth (from accidentally auditioning to be a pole dancer, to spending a student loan on a penthouse suite) are entertaining reading.

Paddy McGuinness, My Lifey

My Lifey

Paddy McGuiness

Paddy’s tale begins in a two-up two-down terrace in 1970s Bolton. Cash was short, but grit and wit were plentiful – this memoir is packed with mischief, misadventure and joy.

Dave Grohl,The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Dave Grohl

The long-awaited autobiography from the legendary rock star is an engaging read, including a look at his time in Nirvana, and the wild success of Foo Fighters which followed.

Frankie Dettori, Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Frankie Dettori

The legendary jockey arrived in England in 1985. He was 14, didn’t speak a work of English, and was to be a stable boy and apprentice jockey. By 1990 he became the first teenager since Lester Piggot to win 100 races in a single season, and his career since then has been unparalleled. This story is a celebration of perseverance and defying the odds. 

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