Spectacles Details

When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report - from the moment I was born to the moment I finally had the confidence to turn round and say 'Why is our house full of this shit?'

Sadly, a recycling 'incident' destroyed the bulk of this archive. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never get to see countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it's left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself.

This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as 'Is Mary Berry real?', 'Is it true you wear a surgical truss?' and 'Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?'

Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me.

Thank you for reading.

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    Spectacles Reviews

  • Joey Woolfardis

    Sue Perkins is best known as being one-half of the comedic double act Mel and Sue, and most notably as the ex-presenter of The Great British Bake-Off and Light/Late Lunch. She's also done a host of ot...

  • Bethan Watson

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. This is one of my best reads of 2016 and I'm not ashamed to say it. I've always loved Sue Perkins, but this book makes me love her even more. My heart strings haven't just been pul...

  • ~The Bookish Redhead~

    Sue Perkins is a favourite person of mine. She comes across as intelligent, funny, down to earth, and she seems honest, which is always important. As far as celebrity memoirs go, I usually avoid them ...

  • Vanessa

    This was one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've ever listened to. I'm a big fan of Sue Perkins, having watched her on The Supersizers Go... and The Supersizers Eat..., as well as of course my belov...

  • Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)

    Sue Perkins is one of my favourite celebrities. She comes across as intelligent, funny, kind and like someone who has endless fascinating stories to share. I’m not usually interested in celebrity me...

  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    I have always enjoyed the humour and wit of the U.K. comedy duo Mel and Sue. I'm also a big fan of 'The Great British Bake Off', the BBC tv show that these two co-present. Since hearing about how they...

  • Karina

    One of the funniest books I've read in ages, this is an absolute pleasure that made my workmates check on me on my lunch break, I was guffawing so hard. Sue is hilarious, sharp, insightful and never m...

  • Nicky

    Spectacles was kind of fun to read in bits, but it felt like it lost direction and momentum rather. The bits where Perkins discusses her father are very touching; there are some pithy quotes about loo...

  • Katie

    Sue in her own voice.Its really good friends, in the way that well written and thought out memoirs can be. I don’t know if its very Sue-ness would come across to the uninitiated, but if you are a Su...

  • Malin

    This was fantastic. I cried, I laughed, I cried again. Loved it....