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Hattie : The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques

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For over 30 years Hattie Jacques was a familiar presence on radio, television and film. This biography reveals the secrets of the sometimes strange and often sad private life that was concealed behind the matronly facade.
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Published 2008 by Aurum (first published September 1st 2007)
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Geevee
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a pleasure to read and I came away understanding more about Hattie's personality, her career, family and how her size and weight affected her life in both good and bad ways.

The author's style is easy and I felt he had done consderable research to provide the picture of his subject. At times his personal interjections interupted and in some cases irritated me, but these are few and like some basic editing errors do not detract from the book.

I have read a few biographies/auto-biographies
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Julie Haigh
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of Carry On films/biographies
Recommended to Julie by: amazon recommendations
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A lovely nostalgic read.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. It really took me back as I have watched carry on films from an early age and still watch them over and over again on Gold tv channel, I practically know the scripts now. I love the characters in these films; this book mentions lots of them and provides a real insight into their relationships with Hattie. I won't give away any of the happenings so I don't spoil it for those not read it yet but there are surprising facts about her marriage to Joh
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Jade Dermody
Nov 03, 2011 rated it liked it
As a biography goes this book is OK. Its more of a list of the many different jobs that Hattie did, which although shows her range as an actress, can get a bit boring. However when information regarding the actress life comes into play you get a real sense of how kind and sexy the woman was. A real bohemian with a very open mind for the time
Karen
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
What an utterly silly woman Hattie was. She had the love of a good man and threw it all away for sex with her chauffer.
Kelly Smeeton
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this bio of a great comedienne. Quite a few grammatical errors though (sorry that kind of thing bothers me!)
David Highton
Mildly interesting read, having caught part of the BBC4 play based on this book, and reflects the entertainment media of the times, very different from now, and has a 50s feel
Elizabeth Blows
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it I really shouldn't have to say more !
Mike Jennings
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting, informative, easy to read but ultimately very sad.
John
May 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After watching "Hattie" on BBC recentley wanted to find out more. You'll find more elsewhere. This reads more like wikipedia
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