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24%OFFRosemary Friedman - Life is a Joke: A Writer's Memoir - 9781906413811 - V9781906413811
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Life is a Joke: A Writer's Memoir

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Description for Life is a Joke: A Writer's Memoir Paperback. An optimistic, poignant and often very funny account of how creativity can banish the disagreeables that permeate life - 'a sexually transmitted disease with a hundred per cent mortality.' Num Pages: 230 pages. BIC Classification: BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 137 x 15. Weight in Grams: 232.
The hazards and secrets of the book trade and writing for television and the theatre are revealed and co-mingle with the joys of travel, family and entertaining. The alarums and excursions of an arson attack and the efforts to ease the lot of fellow writers imprisoned for their beliefs in democracy are eclipsed temporarily as Rosemary Friedman emerges from the valley of the shadow of death into which she is unexpectedly precipitated. With her skill and acute eye she takes us behind the scenes of the theatre (in which applause is the writer's personal laurel wreath) and lets ... Read more

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About Rosemary Friedman
Rosemary Friedman was educated at Queen's College, Harley Street, and University College, London. She has published 24 titles and many of her twenty novels have been widely translated and serialised by the BBC. Her short stories have been syndicated worldwide. She has written commissioned screenplays (UK and US) and television scripts, and has judged a number of ... Read more

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Praise for Life is a Joke - A Writer's Memoirs: 'I like the intelligence of the book, and the precision, understanding and, most important of all, the wisdom of the comments - on the contemporary scene' Francis King Praise for the author: 'Up-to-date and entertaining' Daily Telegraph 'As affecting as it is intelligent' FT 'Confident, ... Read more

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