🎧 tagged - at least 4 1/2 🌟, but I'm hoping it will be a 5 🌟 listen.
Probably The Priory of the Orange Tree.
That my prescription was in the chemist, just in time for my holiday.
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I could listen to any of these audiobooks when I #walk to the post office to send #litsylove etc, but most of the time music wins as I find I don't stop to get my breath back as frequently.
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Miriam Margolyes is a force of nature and her autobiography, read by her, is as funny as it is interesting.
Thanks for this thread, Andrew, it's been fun to see everyone's favourite books month by month.
I loved having Miriam Margolyes keeping me company on my morning walks. She has an opinion about everyone & everything & isn't afraid to share it. She is as indiscrete & as foul mouthed as you would expect & frank about her views of the world (proudly leftist). I'm sure the printed book would be interesting & entertaining, but it would be such a shame to miss out on all the voices & accents she uses to bring everyone to life.
...for years I had been a fan of Call the Midwife, the long running BBC series [set] in the East End of London in the late fifties; the acting was of a high order, the stories were gripping and the attention to period detail formidable. ... I knew my agent had mentioned me to them...Every time I appeared on a TV talk show, I'd look straight at the camera and say, 'Please cast me in Call the Midwife. 'Not a dickie bird.
This is almost a so-so for me, but I know part of the problem is that I‘ve been sick almost the whole time I‘ve listened to it. Parts of this were really tedious, but other sections were fun or charming. One takeaway-don‘t fuck with Miriam. If she likes you, she will tell the world how amazing you are. If you‘re an ass, she will name and shame, in detail, without blinking. She does not pull her punches and I respect that.
Marjorie Westbury was the queen of Radio in her day. She played Paul Temple's wife, Steve, in the famous detective series. She was small and dumpy like me, but had a clear, warm sound and knew how to use it. She made such an impression on one of her listeners that she was left £42,000 in their will.
So far, this hasn't happened to me.
They encouraged my reading and studying from an early age. I liked Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories and Miss Blyton's oeuvre in general; I didn't have an elevated literary world. I joined a library; in those days, local councils put money into libraries and the Oxford City Library was magnificent. I used to get through about six books a week. I loved stories set in girls' schools, I think I read nearly all fifty-seven of the Chalet School series...
Mummy was extremely house-proud, and she did all the housework in the nude. It was a tad discomforting for our maids and au pair girls, but she liked to get it done, then have a bath.
From Belfast Transport Museum via artuk.org
I had plans. Then, I watched The Graham Norton Show where Miriam was promoting her book. The hardcover isn‘t available in the US until next May, but we all know I prefer memoirs on audio anyway. So, plans be damned, Miriam‘s memoir is my next listen. 🤩
I‘ve been a fan for a very long time so this book was a delight to read. If there is an audio book I shall get it. To hear this in her voice would be wonderful. I did have that voice in my head as I read . I think I have to agree with Stephen Fry. ☝️
She says out loud things that introvert me would only think. 😏.