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27 SEPTEMBER 2011
ABSOLUTELY BY JOANNA LUMLEY (AUTOBIOGRAPHY)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-05-08
Absolutely Joanna Lumley
The absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley (the English girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969) opens her private albums for this illustrated memoir.

Joanna Lumley is one of Britain's undisputed national treasures, an English actress, voiceover artist and author, best known for her roles in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012) portraying Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as parts in The New Avengers (1976–1977) and Sapphire & Steel (1979-1982). A former model and Bond girl, her distinctive voice has been supplied for animated characters, film narration and AOL's ''You've got mail'' notification in the UK. She has spoken out as a human rights activist for Survival International and Gurkha Justice Campaign, and is now considered a 'national treasure' of Nepal as well as the UK because of her support. She is also an advocate for a huge number of charities.

She has won two BAFTA awards, but it is the sheer diversity of her life that has made her so compelling a personality - early years in Kashmir and Malaya, growing up in Kent, then a photographic model before becoming an actress, appearing in a huge range of roles, whether it is the Nimble bread TV ad, movies like On Her Majesty's Secret Service, dramas like Sensitive Skin and documentaries on the Northern Lights, Bhutan and the Nile.

Book details:
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Orion Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0297864998
ISBN-13: 978-0297864998

Comments about the book:
"Lumley has done it all, from sex kitten and TV star to activist for the Gurkhas. Read about it here." - THE INDEPENDENT

"An actress with an extraordinarily varied life that has taken her from Kashmir to Kent, from Bond girl to Ab Fab. It's all here in this gloriously illustrated, entertaining memoir, that's packed with personal photos and reminiscences." - WOMAN & HOME

"She's the glamorous age-defying star of stage and screen, who is famous as Patsy from Ab Fab yet a passionate human rights campaigner. But as her autobiography reveals, Joana's life has seen her fight through poverty and being a single mum." - BEST

About the author:
Joanna Lumley was an army daughter, born in post-war Kasmir before growing up in the south of England.

Editor's note:
On 19th October 2008, BBC1 aired Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began, a documentary presented by Joanna Lumley.

Photo above:
The UK hardback cover of Joanna Lumley's autobiography Absolutely. © 2011 Orion Books Ltd. All rights reserved.

Order the autobiography Absolutely by Joanna Lumley from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0297864998/fromswedenwit-21/

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