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Kathy Lette
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Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is the author of fifteen bestselling novels including Puberty Blues which was made into a major film and a TV miniseries, Mad Cows which was also made into a film, starring Joanna Lumley, and How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints), which was staged by the Victorian Opera. She pioneered smart, funny, feminist fiction and has been published in seventeen languages.

Kathy is an autodidact (clearly it's a word she taught herself) but has honorary doctorates from Southampton and Wollongong universities, and a Senior Honorary Fellowship from Regent's University London.

She is an ambassador for Plan International and the National Autistic Society UK. Kathy lives in Sydney and London, and can often be found at the Savoy Hotel drinking a cocktail named after her. She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word and Salman Rushdie the limbo, and scripting Julian Assange's cameo in the 500th episode of The Simpsons.

Visit her website at www.kathylette.com to read her blog, follow KathyLetteAuthor on Facebook, @KathyLette on Twitter and @kathy.lette on Instagram.

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We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with Kathy Lette! To purchase a copy of HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy, please go to this link https://www.penguin.com.au/books/hrt-husband-replacement-therapy-9781760890124 Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Household Hints (staged by the Victorian opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth. Kathy Lette lives in London, and can often be found at The Savoy drinking a cocktail named after her.

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Where's Spot? by Eric Hill | Full book read aloud by Kathy Lette

Australian author Kathy Lette reads a beloved lift-the-flap classic, WHERE'S SPOT? In 2020, Puffin is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Spot! Find this book and a range of other Spot adventures at your local bookstore: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/wheres-spot-9780241446850 Recorded in April 2020 for Better Reading Kids, owned by Penguin Random House Australia. #wheresspot #erichill #kathylette