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Orion Biography HB November £18.99 352pp 978 1 409 14734 3 ebook: £18.99 978 1 4091 4736 7

“‘Be yourself’. That’s all she ever wanted. I wouldn’t be doing her proud if I wasn’t true to myself, if I wasn’t me” – Lisa Riley on her mum

Orion Non-Fiction/Biography • November 2013

LISA RILEY Never Judge a Book by its Cover: The Autobiography The story behind the nation’s new darling, Lisa Riley. Lisa Riley has been a familiar face on our TV screens for years but it was in Strictly Come Dancing 2012 that she won the nation’s hearts. Set up as the ‘one to laugh at’, she shocked viewers when she took to the dance floor. She moved like a professional. An inspiration for self-confidence and overcoming prejudice, this talented lass from Bury has, at last, brought a real woman's figure to our screens. Her message is clear – whatever size you are and whatever life throws at you, be who YOU want to be and happiness will follow. Lisa Riley is a British television presenter and actress best known for playing the role of Mandy Dingle in the soap opera Emmerdale, presenting You've Been Framed and starring in stage shows of Calendar Girls and The Vagina Monologues. She was a favourite on 2012’s Strictly Come Dancing.

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Location: Bury, Lancashire Available for Interview @Reallisariley