A treasure chest of previously unseen and unpublished material from Victoria Wood, one of Britain's most talented and loved entertainers
In the five years since Victoria Wood's death, one great sadness has been the realisation that we'll never again be surprised by new material from her.
But now, as part of the research for the Sunday Times bestselling and critically acclaimed biography Let's Do It, her official biographer, Jasper Rees uncovered a treasure chest of unseen work. From her first piece of comic prose written for her school magazine through to material written for the great TV specials of her maturity and beyond, the store of her writing is full of secret gems that span nearly half a century.
This is a unique and intimate insight into the working of a singular comedy talent.
From the first to the last, these are words that no one else could have written, which will make you laugh in the way that only she could.
Praise for Let's Do It by Jasper Rees
'This utterly absorbing and beautiful book, written with such insight and kindness, moved me hugely' Julie Walters
'I would love people to read this beautiful book' Miranda Hart
'There was none like her before and there's been none like her since' Dawn French
'Jasper Rees has found the perfect words to convey Victoria's brilliance' Alison Steadman
'An extraordinary, wonderful, rich biography of Victoria Wood' Nina Stibbe
'As unflinching and true as it is entertaining and affectionate' Viv Groskop, Guardian
'Richly fed with the memories of those who properly loved her' Libby Purves, The Times
'A 360-degree biography that transforms a beloved entertainer into a real human being' Victoria Segal, Sunday Times Culture
'A joy' Daily Mail
'Impeccable" Daily Telegraph
'A must-read' Daily Mirror
Jasper Rees is an arts journalist and author who has written for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and theartsdesk.com, which he co-founded. Previous books include I Found My Horn and Bred of Heaven, both of which were abridged for Radio 4's Book of the Week, and a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins. His most recent book was Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood, which was written with the full cooperation of her family, friends and colleagues including Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Dawn French, Anne Reid and Michael Ball.