Things I Couldn't Tell My Mother: My Autobiography

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'There was a lot that we kept from my mother. My dad would say to me as a teenager, "Don't tell your mother." We couldn't face the disapproval.' Sue Johnston always seemed to be disappointing her mother. As a girl she never stayed clean and tidy like her cousins. As she grew older, she spent all her piano lesson money on drinks for her mates down the pub, and when she discovered the Cavern she was never at home. The final straw was when Sue left her steady job at a St. Helens factory to try her hand at the unsteadiest of jobs: acting. Yet when Sue was bringing up her own child alone, her mother was always there to help. And playing her much-loved characters Sheila Grant and Barbara Royle - although her mum wouldn't say she was proud as such, she certainly seemed to approve. And in her mother's final months, it was Sue she needed by her side. The relationship with your mother is perhaps the most precious and fraught of any woman's life. When she began writing, Sue set out to record, "All the big things, and all the small things. Everything I wanted to tell my mother but felt I never could." The result is a warm, poignant, and often very funny memoir by one of our favorite actresses.

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Sue Johnston's many much-loved roles include Sheila Grant in Brookside, Barbara in The Royle Family, Sal Vine in Jam & Jerusalem, and Dr. Grace Foley in Waking the Dead. Born in 1943 in Warrington near Liverpool, Sue has stayed true to her Northern roots - she has been no stranger to picket lines and is a staunch supporter of her beloved Liverpool Football Club. Sue has a son, Joel, and in 2009 she was awarded an OBE.

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"Searingly honest" Daily Mail "Candid, affectionate ... Johnston's unadorned prose style, blending tender personal recollection with just enough showbiz gossip to season the narrative, is like listening to her chatting to you over a cup of tea - ****" -- Michael Simkins Mail on Sunday "Warm, fascinating but brutally honest memoir" Mirror "She lays bare the complicated and often difficult relationship she had with her mother with humour, warmth and honesty. Wonderful reading for mothers and daughters alike" Prima "Racily readable, humorous autobiography" Saga magazine

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