Spectacles by Sue Perkins
Source: Brought from charity shop
Publication Date: 28th July 2016
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins.
When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my 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. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never get to see countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it’s left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself.
This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as ‘Is Mary Berry real?’, ‘Is it true you wear a surgical truss?’ and ‘Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?’
Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me.
Thank you for reading.“
My Thoughts & Review
I love watching Sue Perkins on TV, so when I saw this book at the charity shop I knew I had to get it.
You can definitely tell Spectacles has been written by Sue, it was a witty and funny read. I really enjoyed learning more about Sue and her family life. While reading I could really picture Sue telling these stories in person. In fact, after I finished reading the book physically I listened to the audiobook and it was just good, especially as it was narrated by Sue Perkins herself.
This is another review where I can’t say too much as it would lead to spoilers, but it’s definitely a book that is worth reading, it will have you chuckling along.
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