Monday, March 14, 2016

The Best of Miranda by Miranda Hart

Well hello to you, Dear Book Peruser and thank you for your kind interest in my book o'Miranda.


Here you will find my favourite six scripts, hand-picked from all three series, with introductions by moi, and some other tit-bits, and silliness. Because no book of this ilk should be without tit-bits and silliness. If nothing else it's fun to say tit-bits. Repeat after me: tit-bits. You're welcome.


I hope you enjoy seeing the scripts in their pure written form on the page before they translated to what you have seen on screen. And if you're a lovely young person still at school let me know if your drama teacher ever lets you do an episode for the school play. Nothing would make me happier. Though I bagsy play Miranda.


Your favourite, number one bestselling, comedian Miranda Hart is giving you an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to her award-winning sitcom.


Miranda Hart has won bundles of awards, written a bestselling book and completed a sell-out nationwide tour.


But it was her award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda which first made her a much-loved household name. Miranda's identifiable and loveable character, unique wit and physical comedy struck a chord with millions making the show a national institution and Miranda the "Queen of Comedy".

Here Miranda gives us an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to Miranda the sitcom.


The Best of Miranda contains the full scripts of Miranda's six favourite episodes (including her original revises and annotations) so that you can, if you wish to, cast your family to re-enact choice moments in your living room. The book also includes Miranda's own account of just what goes in to the process of writing, rehearsing and filming, hilarious gossip from the making of the sitcom, previously unpublished photographs and material which didn't make the final edits.


Other extras include recipes for Gary's favourite cakes, cringeworthy childhood photos of our favourite comedian, a step-by-step guide to making your own Fruit Friends and Vegetapals and a Marry Gary Board Game.


The Best of Miranda is a beautiful and hilarious book which will delight Miranda's many fans and earn her many new ones.


Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton | Genre: Entertainment, Television Series Tie-In | Source: Purchased | Rating: 4 Cups

About the Author:  Miranda Hart made her mark appearing in shows including Smack the Pony, Absolutely Fabulous and Not Going Out. But when her sitcom Miranda burst on to our screens in 2009, her popularity rocketed. Miranda has since been crowned the Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards and won Best new TV comedy, as well as winning best actress in 2010 and 2011. She has also won three RTS comedy awards and has been nominated for four BAFTAs. Her book Is It Just Me? was the non fiction number one Sunday Times bestseller of Christmas 2012 and to date it has sold over 580,000 copies. In 2014 her stand up show - My, What I Call, Live Show - was a sell-out With the DVD of the show released in November 2014.
I absolutely love Miranda. It’s one of my favorite telly shows—too bad it ended. So when I spotted this book, I knew I had to have it.
This book is a lovely addition to the series. It contains six of Miranda’s favorite scripts in their original form along with handwritten notes from Miranda, behind the scenes tid-bits, recipes, pictures, and more.
I loved getting to read the scripts in their original forms along with the production edits and Miranda’s own notes and learning about what goes on backstage. I also liked seeing how and why Miranda Hart created this series. My only problem with this book that I wanted to see a bit more and would have loved it if they would have had included more scripts.
Overall, this is the perfect gift if you’re a Miranda fan.

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