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by Sarah M (subscribe)
A freelance writer living in Perth, WA. My blog is coming soon. Watch this space!
Published January 2nd 2013
Suggestions for a little light reading
The holiday season is a great time to catch up on your reading. You might actually get around to all those books that you have been meaning to read but just never seem to have the time.

It seems almost inevitable that you will get a book as a Christmas present but at least at this time of year you will have a little time to read it.

Here are a few suggestions, a couple of good books that you might like to try.

Is It Just Me?, by Miranda Hart. Just in case you have never heard of her, Miranda Hart is a British comedian, actress and now writer. She has appeared in many comedy shows including the self titled 'Miranda'. She is quite a funny lady and this book is a biography of sorts, telling stories from her life. The book is a great, light-hearted read, just right for the holidays. You will probably identify with some of the situations she writes about and even if you don't, it will give you a giggle.

Image Courtesy of the Miranda Hart website

Dear Fatty, by Dawn French. This book is a memoir of sorts as Dawn French writes 'letters' to the people in her life. The story is entertaining reading as Dawn takes us through her childhood, personal and professional life, sharing stories, thoughts and amusing anecdotes as she goes. This is a funny and at times touching book that Dawn French fans will enjoy.

The Happy Hoofter, by Celia Imrie. Celia Imrie is a British actress and dancer, you may not know her name but you will probably recognise her face. This book is a light hearted, entertaining autobiography as Celia Imrie recounts her life's adventures from a young age right through over thirty years as an award winning actress. This interesting, witty book will make you laugh and keep you entertained.

Image Courtesy of the Celia Imrie website

The Lucy Family Alphabet, by Judith Lucy. Judith Lucy is a popular comedian, originally from Western Australia. She has a very dry sense of humour and through this book she tells tales of her life with her sometimes crazy family. Little snippits of her life from childhood to adulthood, following each letter of the alphabet. You get a really clear picture of the characters and the situations, you will be able to relate to some of the things that happen and this book is sure to have you laughing.

All That Happened at Number 26, by Denise Scott. Denise Scott is another popular Australian comedian. In this book she tells us about her life, her family and her career with humour and warmth. She invites us into her home, Number 26, and relates to us different things that happened during her many years there - all the incidents, embarrassing moments and secrets described in loving detail. This book is charming, funny and heartwarming.

The Fry Chronicles, by Stephen Fry. Stephen Fry is an award winning actor and comedian and, among other things, the host of the popular TV series, QI. For fans of Stephen Fry this book is a reminiscence of his college and theatre life, very interesting, informative and funny.

The Top Gear Years, by Jeremy Clarkson. Jeremy Clarkson is one of the hosts of the award winning TV series, Top Gear, but he is also a very popular writer. For car fans, or fans of Top Gear, this book is full of amusing stories dating back to the very beginning of the Top Gear show and a little "behind the scenes" stuff. Even if you are not a car buff or a Top Gear fan, this book is entertaining and interesting.
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