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Home, A Memoir of My Early Years, by Julie Andrews

Home, A Memoir of My Early Years, by Julie Andrews

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Famous singer and actress Andrews details her turbulent and often lonely childhood, unusual upbringing, and the difficult journey to her ultimate success as a star of stage and screen. In an engaging, chatty tone, she describes her early years, from the air-raids, bombings, and rationing of World War II, to her parents’ ugly divorce and her new life in London featuring a creepy stepfather and a mother descending into alcoholism. It was actually Andrews’ new stepfather who, despite his shadiness, encouraged her to pursue singing and a life in the theater. After years of grueling singing and dancing lessons, she began performing in London dramatic productions, and by the time she was a teenager, she was financially supporting her entire family. Andrews clearly and straightforwardly details the events and sometimes ugly occurrences she encountered along the way. It was a well-regarded London performance that eventually led to her first role on Broadway in The Boyfriend, which then led to her breakout roles in My Fair Lady and, soon after, Camelot. Packed with anecdotes about other famous actors, including Rex Harrison and Richard Burton, Andrews’ book will appeal to her many fans.

Hardcover. Excellent, near-mint condition. 2008 FIRST EDITION. 339 pages. Photos.

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