Home Work

Home Work : A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

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The follow-up to 2008's acclaimed memoir Home, Julie Andrews shares career highlights, personal experiences and reflective insights that have contributed to her enchanting legacy.

Starting in 1963 where Home left off, Julie Andrews recalls her break-out roles in The Sound of Music and as the title character in Mary Poppins before divulging many of the intimate details from her later years, spanning the 1960s until the early 1990s.

In the 1960s Julie starred in three films that were the biggest money-makers yet for each studio: The Sound of Music (20th Century Fox), Mary Poppins (Disney) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Universal). She was described by the Hollywood Reporter as 'the object of the most intense and sustained love affairs between moviegoers and a star in the history of motion pictures'. Beginning with Julie's account of the immortal roles of Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp, we learn about her personal experiences of motherhood, along with the unfortunate demise of her marriage to costume and set designer Tony Walton, and her second marriage to the love of her life, renowned Hollywood director Blake Edwards. From here Andrews shares with us her ascent to a timeless stardom as she went on to perform in various films, Broadway shows, television specials and her own self-titled television sitcom.

This is the story in her own words of how Julie Andrews became one of our most beloved entertainers, the winner of multiple awards including Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 138 x 140 x 24mm | 250g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1474613020
  • 9781474613026
  • 295,571

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An enjoyable glide through Andrews' stellar career -- Pat Fitzpatrick * Irish Examiner * An intimate and heart-warming memoir * Woman & Home * Andrews's tone is measured but realistic. The book is filled with that most distinctive of all her qualities: her voice. For many, hearing the struggles with domestic despair will be life finding a tender hand in the dark. Her honesty is not self-indulgent. There's a sense that she wants to give comfort to those whose domestic lives are also filled with struggle. As such, Mary Poppins may appear only briefly here, but her spirit is alive and well * The Times * With typical candour and a storyteller's skill . . . Julie Andrews is a reliable narrator and an entertaining guide through a second memoir that brings her career from Marry Poppins to Victor/Victoria (1982) -- Donal O'Donoghue * RTE Guide * Home Work is written with a warm heart and a generous spirit . . . an honest attempt to make sense of an often chaotic life * Sunday Express *
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About Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews is one of the most recognised and beloved figures in the entertainment industry. Perhaps best known for her roles in the iconic films The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria and The Princess Diaries, her legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, as well as multiple films, television shows, album releases, concert tours, directing assignments and the world of children's publishing. Julie's autobiography Home: A Memoir of My Early Year was an international bestseller in 2008. In 2000 the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Home Work is co-authored with Julie's daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, with whom she has written over 30 books for children and young adults.
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