5* Fascinating biography and a perfect summer read
, 12 July 2006
By SilentSinger (London) - (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
I've been a huge fan of Julie Walters since her 'Victoria Wood, as Seen on TV' days and this well crafted biography detailed Julie's life from working class Birmingham through to her Hollywood/OBE/National Treasure current status. I particularly found the descriptions of Julie's early stage career to be interesting, especially when juxtaposed with the politial climate of the 70s and 80s. The authors pulled no punches with the anguish caused by Julie's daughter Maisie's cancer treatment and I'm sure this will help other parents in the same situation.
All in all, a great book and it's lovely to hear that Julie's a joy to work with in whichever production she's appearing in. Great stuff!
5* Great Tribute to a National Treasure, 23 Dec 2003
By Charlie Beeson (London, England)
I am a huge fan of Julie Walters and I found this book absolutely fascinating. There are so many interviews it really feels as though you know what she was like - the stories of her as a child are lovely, and the pranks she got up to as a nurse are funny. It was also really interesting to see how her career developed and where she became typecast. Again lots of her colleagues talk so you get a backstage account of her work. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about the wonderful Julie Walters.