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Post 25 Feb 2011, 07:23

Absolutely: A Memoir

I just found this article which I found very interesting! :hyper:

W&N buys Joanna Lumley memoir

24.02.11 | Graeme Neill

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has bought rights to an illustrated memoir by actress Joanna Lumley, which will be published this autumn.

Michael Dover, Orion's outgoing non-fiction editorial in chief bought world rights from Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates. Up Close and Personal will be published in October 2011.

Dover said: "To work with Joanna Lumley has to be every publisher's dream. Not only is she ultra-professional, hard working and savvy, she is also a very good writer indeed. She has hoarded, happily, the many photographs and memorabilia that encompass the many aspects of her idiosyncratic life and career. I have no doubt this will prove a fascinating book."

Lumley is best known for her roles as Patsy in "Absolutely Fabulous" and Purdey in "The New Avengers". Other television and film credits include "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Sensitive Skin", "Sapphire & Steel", "Class Act", "Cold Comfort Farm", "Jam & Jerusalem" and "Mistresses". She has also campaigned as a human rights activist for Survival International and the recent Gurkha Justice campaign.

Lumley said: "I have never tried to mix words and pictures before. I love writing and have far too many photographs so I am looking forward to the challenge of putting them together in a book."

The actress' 2004 book, No Room for Secrets (Michael Joseph), sold more than 100,000 copies across all formats.


Here's the link: about the new book

I can't wait!!!
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Post 25 Feb 2011, 09:42

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Brilliant! When/where can we pre-order? :squee:
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Post 25 Feb 2011, 10:35

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Maartje wrote:Brilliant! When/where can we pre-order? :squee:


I'd say we call her agent and make an appointment for her to give us a copy and sign it in person :lmao:
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Post 25 Feb 2011, 14:11

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Oh, lovely! I hope the stuff that Joanna has "hoarded" is new, unseen stuff. :wink:
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Post 25 Feb 2011, 19:38

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Timeless A-Peel wrote:Oh, lovely! I hope the stuff that Joanna has "hoarded" is new, unseen stuff. :wink:


That's what I'm hoping for, too. Like Helen Mirren's book which is great because it has soooo many pictures which are always lovely to look at (at least for me).
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Post 25 Feb 2011, 20:34

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LunaFive wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:Oh, lovely! I hope the stuff that Joanna has "hoarded" is new, unseen stuff. :wink:


That's what I'm hoping for, too. Like Helen Mirren's book which is great because it has soooo many pictures which are always lovely to look at (at least for me).


The worst thing is when these books comes out, and they're all photos that have been printed a hundred times before, and they're pretty much meant to squeeze money out of the fans. But with Joanna involved, it points to it being more than just a bunch of recycled press photos. :yes:
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Post 25 Feb 2011, 21:16

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Wow that's brilliant news! :squee:
I was thinking about Helen Mirren's book too when it said 'mixing words and pictures'. I'm sure it'll be fabulous :hyper:
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 09:16

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From what Joanna did before I am sure she will treat us with some more personal and "newer" photos. I don't think she would use all these that are already around. Helen did a great job with her book and I am sure, Joanna will too!
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 11:08

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Timeless A-Peel wrote:The worst thing is when these books comes out, and they're all photos that have been printed a hundred times before, and they're pretty much meant to squeeze money out of the fans. But with Joanna involved, it points to it being more than just a bunch of recycled press photos. :yes:


I really don't think she'll do that - if Joanna's involved in the selecting process I'm sure we're in for something nice. ^^
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 14:44

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This is great new's - thank you !! :hug:
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 14:57

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Literally can't wait for the day I can pre-order this :squee:

To be honest I really didn't see this one coming though. After 2 memoirs I didn't think she'd want to release another one. A book to accompany one of her documentaries would have been a much more obvious choice. (not that I'm complaining or anything)
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 15:45

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Does this mean a beautiful cover picture and even more stunning pictures inside !?!? :wub:
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 15:48

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bexyshortcake wrote:Does this mean a beautiful cover picture and even more stunning pictures inside !?!? :wub:


I think it probably does :grin:
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Post 26 Feb 2011, 18:17

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Philippa wrote:
bexyshortcake wrote:Does this mean a beautiful cover picture and even more stunning pictures inside !?!? :wub:


I think it probably does :grin:

:cheer:

Can't wait - she might do interviews too like Dawn did. :wub:
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Post 27 Feb 2011, 18:58

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Sounds fantastic!
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Post 27 Feb 2011, 19:19

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100.000 copies of NRFS is not bad at all. Just thought I'd mention that :cheer:
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Post 27 Feb 2011, 21:17

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I have a feeling it's already doing well and it's not even done. :lol:
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Post 01 Mar 2011, 09:08

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OMG, *FANGIRL SCREAM* :squee:
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Post 01 Mar 2011, 09:41

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Becky wrote:OMG, *FANGIRL SCREAM* :squee:


Hahaha I think we all did that at some point :lol:
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Post 31 Mar 2011, 13:30

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Great news, there is a date for the new book available now, it's listed on Amazon for 13 October 2011, it's called

Absolutely: A Memoir by Joanna Lumley

There is also a clip Backstage at the Orion Conference on youtube where she and other authors had to answer to short questions. I love the end of the clip, her laughing is contagious :hyper:

Maybe there will be booksignings??? :wub:
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Post 31 Mar 2011, 19:50

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Thanks for the update. I hope the New Avengers-era cover stays the same.
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Post 31 Mar 2011, 21:38

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If you move the word order around you get the name of our forum! Great picture as well, I wonder if they'll keep it as the actual cover.
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Post 01 Apr 2011, 02:36

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Avengerdan wrote:Thanks for the update. I hope the New Avengers-era cover stays the same.


Me too. That Lord Lichfield photo shoot is one of my favourites for Purdey shots. :wub:

The book description has misspelled it as "Purdy", though. Hoping that doesn't make it into the finished product.
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Post 10 Apr 2011, 08:43

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Would be nice if she came over to New Zealand to promote it :squee:
She'd probably come to Borders. But there are only 2 Borders stores in New Zealand in AUCKLAND. There was one in Christchurch, but I believe it got destroyed in the earthquake and hasn't opened since.
I live nowhere near Auckland. There really should be more stores. Not just 2 for the whole of New Zealand in ONE CITY.
I used to live in Auckland, but we moved to the BOP. Please come here Joanna. We have a nice McClouds Bookstore :squee:

Here is an alternate cover of the book, that I found
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Post 10 Apr 2011, 09:05

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Hmm interesting looking cover :lol:
I wonder if any of them will be the definitive one though. I'm hoping for a brand new fabulous photoshoot for the cover of this book actually :yes:
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