W&N Memoir / Humour HB May £16.99 320pp 978 0 297 87024 1 eBook: £16.99 / 978 0 297 87025 8 Audio: £18.99 / 978 1 409 16285 8 / 10 hrs
‘Warm, anxious and true – a Little Book of Un-Calm’ – Caitlin Moran on Curious
REBECCA FRONT Impossible Things Before Breakfast True Stories and Everyday Absurdities
Warm and funny stories about family and everyday absurdities, the follow-up to Curious.
Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her brilliantly funny second book, she cements her reputation as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature.
By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, Impossible Things Before Breakfast is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling. We learn, among other things, the repercussions of doing the bare minimum at PTA meetings, how to prepare for a role as a villainous ‘she-mountain’, why beach holidays require military-precision planning, and the joys of wearing a cape. The result is a joyful collection of stories that savour life’s unexpected twists and turns.
‘a gloriously entertaining collection of personal stories and anecdotes’ Hello! on Curious
‘a brilliant storyteller . . . sharp, funny and often poignant’ Good Housekeeping
Rebecca Front is a BAFTA-winning actress and writer, perhaps best known for appearing in the TV series The Thick of It, Nighty Night, Lewis and War & Peace. Her columns have appeared in the Guardian and Independent. Her first book, Curious, was shortlisted for Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the National Book Awards.
Location: Finchley, London T: @RebeccaFront
W&N Non-fiction • May 2017