Ready For Absolutely Nothing: ‘If you like Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner, you’ll like this’ The Times

Susannah Constantine

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 29th Sep '22

£20.00

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Rock stars to royalty, society to sobriety, get to know the real Susannah Constantine in the most hotly anticipated memoir of 2022’Absolutely brilliant’ ELTON JOHN’There is a lot we can’t mention on this show – you have to buy the book to find out what we mean’ STEVE WRIGHT, BBC RADIO 2’Fascinating, an incredible life’ Christine Lampard on LORRAINE’A rollicking ride . . . What a life’ SUNDAY TIMES’Wonderfully written, very funny, but more than anything completely genuine’ LADY ANNE GLENCONNER, author of Lady in Waiting’A romp . . . Constantine comes across as a trooper with a filthy sense of humour’ THE TIMES’Shrewd, funny, ideally candid and written with great confidence, brio and aplomb. A feisty, thought-provoking delight’ WILLIAM BOYD__________If you think you know Susannah Constantine you may be surprised to learn the truth. That she made her name as a ‘style guru’ from What Not to Wear is actually the least interesting thing about her.Hers is a tale full to the brim with extraordinary anecdotes. From lavatory dramas with Princess Margaret, to behind-the-scenes power struggles between Thatcher and the Queen at Balmoral and eye-opening sex-club etiquette with pop royalty – her social landscape has been nothing, if not varied.But appearances are deceptive and beneath it all, life had a darker side: her mother’s bipolar disorder, her father’s inability to cope and her own subsequent alcoholism. Somehow she had to forge her own life, away from the expectations of others.Told with gobsmacking honesty and great dollops of humour, Ready For Absolutely Nothing is essential reading for anyone who loves a good memoir but secretly just wants to read the naughty bits.__________’A treasure trove of previously untold stories . . . A riveting read’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’Entertaining and funny’ MAIL ON SUNDAY’Sparkling’ DAILY MAIL’Fascinating’ DAILY TELEGRAPH’Funny . . . Never dull’ GUARDIAN’Revealing’ PRIMA’We lunched better than we danced’ ANTON DU BEKE’Exuberant’ i

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Weight 0.648 kg
Dimensions 35 × 162 × 240 mm
Page Count 368