Our Betty



Liz Smith Is One Of Britain S Much Loved Character Actresses This Is Her Life Story From Her Cosseted Yet Lonely Childhood With Her Beloved Grandparents, Through The War, Marriage And Children, Divorce And Poverty, Long Years Working In Dead End Jobs To Her Big Break At The Age Of Fifty.Our Betty

Mary Elizabeth Liz Smith is an American gossip columnist, nicknamed The Grand Dame of Dish On February 16, 1976, Smith began a self titled gossip column for the New York Daily News During a 1979 newspaper strike, her Daily News editors asked her to appear daily on WNBC TV s Live at Five, and she stayed with the program for eleven years Her exposure on television made Smith a popular figure o

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  • Paperback
  • 227 pages
  • Our Betty
  • Liz Smith
  • English
  • 26 May 2017
  • 9781416511618

10 thoughts on “Our Betty

  1. says:

    I like the short sections which read exactly as I imagine they would if you carried a notebook in order to jot down memories It s not tedious or filled with dull detail I usually prefer the before I was famous sections of biographies and this was very satisfying.It interests me that Liz Smith has written a pretty personal account that manages t...

  2. says:

    This book was all over the place and it took my awhile to get into it I now know that Liz is the nan in The Royal family, which wasn t a show I was overly keen on This wasn t a bad book but is random snippets of her life, rather than a...

  3. says:

    The wonderful Liz Smith documenting tales from various periods during her life so far The style of her writing is simple and magical you can hear her actually speaking the words as you read them A lovely read.

  4. says:

    Little snippets of the life of a lady who excelled in her later years Interesting anecdotes about her younger years.

  5. says:

    A lovely memoir by much missed actress Liz Smith containing scenes from her childhood, her WW2 service in the Wrens, post war struggles, and her eventually successful acting career She writes in a very conversational way and in...

  6. says:

    From my booklog Charming Very quick read.

  7. says:

    Loved it, loved it, loved it This is how an autobiography should feel She gently guides you through her life in a series of memories and scenes that feels natural rather than forced Charming

  8. says:

    I am unfortunately in two minds about this particular book, though I practically devoured the first half in which Liz Smith depicts her vivid childhood and unusual family setup the second was far less satisfying, though I do concede that rather than it not being engaging, it had or has to do with my being a younger reader, and not having the stamina to withhold the steady procession of names that almost instantly took hold of the book and just as instantly made me lose interest such a shame considering the impact that her performance with these actors both on stage and television had on her life, personally and professionally, a passion I would loved to have shared even if momentarily.There is something so natural about Liz Smiths writing, the way she favors the recounting of memories as they come to her much like her book Jottings that I find endlessly interesting, what a gift from author to reader to be given such a personal account of lif...

  9. says:

    This starts out really well with Liz Smith providing a fascinating insight into her childhood, youth and adolescence, National Service and her early entry to the Theatre Thereafter, it goes off the boil and becomes something of a labour...

  10. says:

    Lovely book about incidents throughout her life which she remembers with a mixture of great affection and deep sadness, told in a very matter of fact style Some hilarious moments and some very difficult times she had a very tough time just surviving mentally and physically, but she never lost her wonderful sense of humour She is fabulously eccentric and totally unique in character, often playing an exa...

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