Just a Mo

Just a Mo : My Story

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The reigning queen of Albert Square, Laila Morse shares her incredible story for the first time. This is a book that will shock, humble and inspire.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 26mm | 480.81g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753541394
  • 9780753541395
  • 1,206,273

About Laila Morse

Laila Morse is an actress.show more

Review quote

"A no-holds-barred autobiography ... Laila's extraordinary life story has had more twists and turns than all the plot lines in her 13 years on Albert Square." Mirrorshow more

Back cover copy

‘“Go on, then, tell my fortune!” The palm reader studied my hand, then pronounced his verdict: “You are going to become famous one day.” “What?” I said, frowning. Well, you never knew. I told a few people, “A palm reader said I’m going to be famous one day!” “Don’t be stupid,” they said. Not one person took it seriously, not even to humour me. I was a nobody and I would always be a nobody. How could someone like me become famous?’show more

Flap copy

When your everyday life is filled with violence, drugs and strife, you can’t lose your head – you’ve just got to get on with it. Growing up in south-east London in the 1950s, Maureen ‘Mo’ Oldman – a.k.a. Laila Morse – was a million miles away from the celebrity world she would later inhabit as the queen of EastEnders. Life was hard – too hard to worry about what the future had to hold. Pregnant at seventeen, Laila soon had her hands full of troubles, and little inclination to go looking for more. But trouble has a way of tracking you down, no matter how old you get or what you’ve done with your life. Aged fifty, Laila gave acting a shot, taking on a role in her brother Gary’s film – which only happened to be the BAFTA-winning Nil by Mouth. It turned her whole world on its head. But success isn’t everything. Family is. Filled with bitter heartache – and hope – this is her amazing story.show more

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34 ratings
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4 26% (9)
3 24% (8)
2 3% (1)
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