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Delicacy: A memoir about cake and death

Katy Wix

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A powerful, humane, and darkly comic memoir from actor, comedian and Taskmaster star Katy Wix

'A layer cake of truth, pain and wisdom iced with charm. I loved it.' - Sue Perkins

'Painfully raw and incredibly funny' - Simon Amstell

'Katy sees the world like no one else and deciphers it with extraordinary beauty. Delicacy took my breath away' - Lolly Adefope

'Heartbreaking, ridiculously clever and laugh out loud funny. One of the best books on trauma I've ever read'
- Scarlett Curtis

'Fabulous story-telling and completely delicious writing' - Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast

'Katy is a stunning writer, seamlessly moving between bitingly funny moments and moments that make you violently, cathartically sob at 2am. An absolute belter of a book that stays with you' - Roisin Conaty

'Brilliantly original, funny and insightful. Dry and comic, but also very moving. I absolutely loved Delicacy' - Katy Brand

'Gentle, heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny and poetically told - an intimate memoir that stays with you'
- Rose Matafeo

'A stunning book in which darkness and light, tragedy and humour, pain and hope are all masterfully, affectingly balanced' - Liam Williams

'Deeply comforting in how relatable it is, hilarious, and moving. I felt like this book was my best friend as soon as I started reading it'
- Mae Martin

'Brimming with graceful, charming writing - this book perfectly encapsulates so many moments we face as girls and women and I only wish I'd read it sooner' - Kiri Pritchard-McLean

'Honest, raw, profound, deeply moving and funny' - Bridget Christie

'A deeply dark slice of comedic mastery' - Sarah Solemani

'An exquisite and important book. Delicacy is funny and sad and beautiful' - Maeve Higgins

'Katy has one of the most singular and enviable minds working today (and tomorrow)' - Jamie Demetriou, creator of Stath Lets Flats

'I loved this wry melancholy memoir and identified so much. Full of breathtaking intimacy and honesty, ultimately a comfort, this spoonful of wise and funny sugar helps the medicine of maturity go down.'
- Alice Lowe

From award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix comes Delicacy - a different kind of memoir from an astonishing new voice.

Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.

The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessions orbited. The 'missing cake' from

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Katy Wix

Katy Wix is a Welsh actress and comedian best known for her roles as Daisy in six series of Not Going Out, Gemma in Agatha Raisin, Carole in Channel 4 comedy Stath Lets Flats, her turn as Fergie in the Channel 4 show The Windsors and as herself in Taskmaster.

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