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In Home, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. In her new memoir, Julie picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her astonishing rise to fame as two of her early films - Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music - brought her instant and enormous success, including an Oscar. It was the beginning of a career that would make Julie Andrews an icon to millions the world over.   

In Home Work, Julie describes her years in Hollywood - from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she detail her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television; she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, moving on from her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, culminating in Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.   

Told with her trademark charm and candour, Julie Andrews takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartbreaking and inspiring.

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Completely Fascinating

Volume two takes us up to going back onto Broadway and I hope we don’t wait so long for the next volume. This one was very honest and much more involved than HOME (volume one). It’s a brilliant book especially as read by the author

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not enough Hollywood, too much domestic detail .

Disappointing. Too much detail of her domestic arrangements Became tedious at times. More about her husband Blake Edwards work than her own

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wow she is a machine !

It got to chapter 11 and her kid had only reached 8 years old by chapter 20 her child was like 13 and she had adopted two more children. Holy smoke she packs into a year what I manage in 30years.. So many air miles, she must never have to buy a plane ticket again.

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Remarkable work

Julie Andrews has been such a big part of my childhood. It was fascinating and very I try discovering behind the scenes of the sound of music and Mary Poppins and I very much enjoyed getting to know more about her personal life and what really made her the incredible woman and artist that she is today. Highly recommended!!

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Practically perfect in every way.

A joy to listen to, interesting, moving and thoroughly entertaining. Can't wait for the next memoire

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  • 23-11-20

Good Read

Very interesting book, well written and well read. Easy to listen to and engaging life story

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Relaxing listen

Beautifully narrated, relaxing audiobook to listened to on driving. Interesting life too with a lot of ups and downs.

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Honest and enjoyable

I really enjoyed this audiobook, gaining a real insight into the life behind the spotlight of the author. So many ups and downs even when jetting all over the world. Very interesting, Thankyou Julie x

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Absolutely fascinating

Was captivated by this book what an interesting life julie Andrew's has read and I was so struck by the way she cared for her family. Read so beautifully by her.

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enjoyable

loved and enjoyed listening to Julie Andrews narrate her own book absolutely brilliant and interesting

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  • Kehinde Ruth Onasoga
  • 18-05-20

Unexpected and thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank you for sharing your story. Your beautiful life’s journey. God bless Dame Julie Andrews

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  • Bashful Reader
  • 15-03-20

Absolutely blown away

It's no secret I'm a huge Julie Andrews fan and this book just gave such a different glimpse into our beloved actress life.
I learned so much, and my list of movies to rewatch grew.
Hearing Julie Andrews tell these revealing stories give so much more depth to the story.

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  • Earbud
  • 04-01-20

I loved this

This is a must have if:
You're re a fan of Julie Andrews
You're are a fan of Blake Edwards and or his movies
You enjoy Hollywood bio's

First of all, having the author herself narrate, is priceless. Secondly I was pleasantly surprised to find that Andrews talks about her familial and marital hiccups very honestly. So amongst all the wonderful and interesting events described, there is also insights into the difficulties in her life. This was richer and more enjoyable than Home, which I enjoyed too.
Because she consistently kept a diary over the years, her memories of movie shoots, her co-stars, her performances, the family dramas etc are fascinatingly detailed.
In talking about her adopted Vietnamese daughters, she also reveals the circumstances in Cambodia and Vietnam after the war, which was an unexpected yet intriguing facet of the book.
I must say, I just loved this, well worth the credit.

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  • Elisa
  • 16-11-19

Simply stunning

This book is gorgeous, Julie has so much class and kindness towards the world, thank you.