Driving Miss Smith
A Memoir of Linda Smith
By (author) Warren Lakin
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Driving Miss Smith by Warren Lakin
Book DescriptionIn February 2006 the comedian Linda Smith died from ovarian cancer. Over the previous ten years Linda had established herself as one of the nation's funniest and best-loved comedians, voted the 'wittiest person alive' by BBC Radio 4 listeners. As any regular listener will testify, Linda was an acerbic political commentator, but she also had an eye for the absurdities of modern life - an eye to rival Alan Bennett or Victoria Wood. In DRIVING MISS SMITH, Warren Lakin, Linda's partner for twenty-three years, tells Linda's life story, of growing up in a town called Erith, which wasn't twinned with anywhere, 'but does have a suicide pact with Dagenham,' and of becoming a much-loved Radio 4 fixture. It is a witty and moving memoir, and although it ends sadly, it is ultimately a hopeful book and a fitting tribute to a life filled with warmth, courage and laughter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340932797
(197mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A sparkling celebration of the wit and wisdom of Linda Smith - a 'national treasure' of Radio 4 and BBC TV.
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Author Biography - 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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