Darling Judy, A celebration of Judi Dench

This book was first published in 2004 so is fairly old now, but I don’t think that it dates.  It is a delightful book, more a collection of letters and memoirs to Ms Dench than a biography.  It is beautifully introduced and edited by John Miller, who is clearly a close friend of Dench.  Through the contributions of her close friends who include a who’s who of theatre, you get a wonderful sense of knowing her as her friends would know her.   I think that this is really important with a good biography, there is a fine balance between “telling” the reader about the person and “speaking to you” as a friendly observer.

With contributions from people such as Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Barbara Leigh-Hunt to name a few, the book provides you with intimate snapshots of her life and her achievements.  Well worth reading.


First Published: 2004 Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN 0 297 84791 0

To buy this biography online, please click here.


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