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Home A Memoir of My Early Years (Hardcover)

Author:  Julie Andrews
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0786865652
ISBN-13: 9780786865659
Sku: 205873304
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  339
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Many know Julie Andrews from "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins." In this memoir, she looks back on her early years with an aspiring Vaudeville mom and a loving dad and her role in "Camelot" with Richard Burton at age 20.
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A personal account of the iconic actress's pre-fame life traces the time between her birth in 1935 and her discovery by Walt Disney during her 1962 Broadway performance in Camelot, a period marked by her relationships with a vaudevillian mother and teacher father, the World War II London Blitz, and her work as a Royal Command Performance child soloist. 250,000 first printing.A personal account of the iconic actress's pre-fame life traces the time between her birth in 1935 and her discovery by Walt Disney during her 1962 Broadway performance in "Camelot."
Written with a self-awareness, humility, vividness, and humor that are typically lacking in a celebrity autobiography, HOME: A MEMOIR OF MY EARLY YEARS depicts Julie Andrews's hardscrabble English childhood growing up with her alcoholic mother and violent stepfather. After developing her singing talents, she joined her parents' vaudeville act, and by the time she turned 15 had become a tremendous success, despite her terrible shyness and isolation. Andrews doesn't play up these elements for sympathy or sentiment, but instead allows the scenes and characters to speak for themselves, resulting in a moving portrait of her life as a young performer.


"A decisively unsoppy account of a typically dismal English childhood, complete with cramped lodgings and brutish relatives, [told] briskly and without self-pity....The rest of the book is a jolly romp through an England that no longer exists....[Julie Andrews's] approach is restrained, and the quality of her prose such that you are reminded that she is already an established children's author." - Emma Brockes 03/30/2008

"[Julie Andrew's] lovely new autobiography, HOME, reflects the very qualities that first made the working-class English singer a star 45 years ago:: intelligence, gentle humor, and a clear, surprisingly powerful voice....No word yet on a sequel; with any luck, we face but a brief intermission before the glittering second act." - Jennifer Reese 03/28/2008

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0339
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
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