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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Johnston Narrator: Sue Johnston Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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'Seeing Mum lying in a hospital bed, in what would be the last few days of her life, it was hard to marry her with the mother I had known. She allowed me to help her in a way that she would have normally rebuffed. She was not the mother who had constantly battled with her own emotions, and with her inability to express them without anger, fear or regret. To say that throughout my life we hadn't always seen eye to eye might be something of an understatement....'

In this intimate and entertaining autobiography, Sue Johnston recounts her working-class Liverpudlian childhood with her close-knit family; her teenage years in the sixties, where she worked for Brian Epstein and was friends with the Beatles; and her acting success over the last three decades. But it is in her relationship to her mother that Sue has measured her life. They were close when Sue was a child, but when she moved to London to pursue her acting career her mother declared 'my life is over'. From then on, Sue and her dad had to choose what they would or wouldn't report back to Mum.

Today, after nursing her mother in her final months, and with her own son recently married, Sue has been compelled to revisit her life and assess just what it was that she couldn't tell her mother - and to ask herself why.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceri (welshy) | 11/21/2013

    " Another run of the mill autobiography.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 7/22/2013

    " I loved this autobiography - being a self confessed Brookie in my youth. It was both funny and sad and written from the heart - well worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 4/21/2013

    " I liked her style and found this really interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 9/20/2012

    " shelved it for now, not a riveting read I am sorry to say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/1/2012

    " I couldn't put this book down. Sue Johnston tells her life story and of her relationship with her mother. It made me laugh and also cry and was so beautifully written. A must for anyone who follows sue's career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 7/8/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is interesting and funny with some very poignant moments. I loved the way everything was referenced back to the mother daughter relationship which is often tricky. Good luck to Sue in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/18/2011

    " This book was exactly how i thought it would be , easy to read uncomplicated and most of all down to earth , bit of a teary eye when Sue is talking about losing her Mother , all in all a very good read . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 10/26/2011

    " This book was exactly how i thought it would be , easy to read uncomplicated and most of all down to earth , bit of a teary eye when Sue is talking about losing her Mother , all in all a very good read . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 9/16/2011

    " I loved this autobiography - being a self confessed Brookie in my youth. It was both funny and sad and written from the heart - well worth a read. "

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