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Driving Miss Smith: A Memoir of Linda Smith By Warren Lakin

Driving Miss Smith: A Memoir of Linda Smith

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In the vein of Sheila Hancock's The Two of Us: a touching, funny, personal memoir of a much-loved comedian and national treasure.

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Driving Miss Smith: A Memoir of Linda Smith by Warren Lakin

Linda Smith (1958-2006) was a national treasure and voted 'wittiest person alive' on Radio 4. From her childhood in Erith -- featuring her 'sweet smiling fascist grandmother' and holidays abroad (to the Isle of Wight) -- to her early stand-up days and comedy career, Warren Lakin recalls Linda's story and their life together. Warren was Linda's lover, companion and chauffeur from their first meeting, driving her to her tour, radio and TV gigs, and later to hospital appointments as her cancer took hold. This is the moving and often hilarious story of a life lived with wit, humour and grace under pressure.

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Praise for I Think the Nurses are Stealing My Clothes: The Very Best of Linda Smith: -- . 'This is a ravishing book and I urge you to read it ... the world is sadder and more tender for Smith's tragic loss, and reading I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes will remind you why.' -- Maureen Lipman, Guardian 'Linda Smith's everyday conversation contained more jokes than most comedy scripts and more social comment than most dramas.' -- Independent 'One of the best-loved and funniest voices on radio.' -- EVENING STANDARD 'The funniest woman I have ever known.' -- SIMON HOGGART 'The many tributes last week describing the late Linda Smith as one of the funniest women in Britain have got it wrong. Linda was simply one of the funniest people in Britain and her gifts were such that most of the time, listening to her thoughtful, provocative, casually brilliant one-liners, you forgot she was a woman. I mean that in the best way, the same way that when you read Margaret Atwood or Zadie Smith, you are not conscious of reading a 'lady novelist'.' -- Stephanie Merritt, Observer 'One of the country's finest stand-ups' -- Evening Standard 20060605 'One of the country's more precious natural resources ...Priceless' -- David Graham, Manchester Evening News 20060605 'Full of wonderful material ... So many memories!' -- Simon Hoggart, Guardian 20060605 'Linda's joyous humour was infused with a fearless inventiveness ... Irreplaceable' -- Frances Lass, Radio Times 20060605 'Linda's mix of incredulity and spite, her brilliant manipulation of language and sheer warmth of personality, made her more loved - almost worshipped - than any entertainer in recent years ... A comic who had few equals in radio history, but no betters ...Buy this book: it will make you happy' -- Word magazine 20060605

About Warren Lakin


Warren Lakin has worked as a comedy producer, promoter and agent and was Linda Smith's lover and constant companion for 23 years. In 2006 he co-authored I Think the Nurses are Stealing My Clothes: The Very Best of Linda Smith.

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GOR001766965
Driving Miss Smith: A Memoir of Linda Smith by Warren Lakin
Warren Lakin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
2007-01-01
336
0340932783
9780340932780
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