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Book Review: Home , a Memoir by Julie Andrews



This was an excellent memoir. I usually only sneak about 2-3 memoirs in per year, but I am never unsatisfied--they are usually people in theatre back in the 40s or 50s. After readin, I love to watch the movies I have starring them. This book is actually very well written, and with Mrs. Andrews being British, a very formal account. She did have a fairly 'squeaky-clean' image her entire life, and still calls the monarchy of Britain, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, depicting the era she grew up in. This is not only a tale about Julie's talent for singing starting at an early age, but also the story of her family life and the war. In just over 300 pages, I easily finished this in a week. The book reads easy and as a good writer will, she left "cliff hangers" at the end of every chapter, making the reader tell themselves, "well, just one more for tonight won't hurt!"

Reading Now (but dreadfully big): Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

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