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  • Published: 3 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405918558
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

Spectacles




When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my old stuff.

What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report - from the moment I was born to the moment I finally had the confidence to turn round and say 'why is our house full of this shit?' Sadly, a recycling 'incident' destroyed the bulk of this archive and left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself. Most of it is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me.

  • Published: 3 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405918558
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

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Praise for Spectacles

Very funny . . . It seems there are two Sue Perkins: the TV one, who gabbles and pratfalls, and the sensitive one who aches. They can both write. The first writes comedy, the second tragedy; in this sense, reading her memoir is very like meeting her

Sunday Times

As charming and funny as Perkins herself. Like going for a long, slightly drunken lunch with your naughtiest friend

Red

Life, love and loss - it's all here. Warm, crisp and beautifully layered - like its author, Spectacles is a complete delight. Edging into the territory of National Treasure

Independent on Sunday

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