Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Book Review - Mrs Fry's Diary by Mrs Stephen Fry

Mrs Fry's Diary by Mrs Stephen Fry 
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton 
Release Date: 15th October 2011

Summary (Amazon): 

Stephen Fry's secret wife speaks out at last...

Enjoyed a nice cuppa this morning with a HobNob and Jeremy Kyle. There was a woman on there who'd been married 16 years without realising her husband was gay. Extraordinary! Which reminds me, it's our 16th anniversary in a few weeks. What a coincidence.

Stephen Fry - actor, writer, raconteur and wit. Cerebral and sophisticated, a true Renaissance man.

Or is he?

Finally, his secret double life - the womanizing, the window-cleaning, the kebabs, the karaoke - is exclusively revealed by Edna, his devoted wife and mother of his five, six or possibly seven children. These diaries take us through a year in the life of an unwitting celebrity wife, and are rumoured to include:

- scandalous nocturnal shenanigans
- advice on childcare
- 101 things to do with a tin of Spam.

'A good diary should be like a good husband - a constant companion, a source of inspiration and, ideally, bound in leather.' - Edna Fry

 As I follow Mrs Edna Fry on Twitter, and am always chuckling away at some of the tweets that she comes up with, I knew that I had to get this book to give me a laugh, and a break from some hard going novels I’d been tackling at the time.

 Everything is tongue-in-cheek humour and you can certainly see the funny bits coming but as long as you don’t expect it to be anything but a silly book, then you can’t go far wrong with this one.

 We read about Stephen Fry’s secret life with his wife and 6+ children…they’ve lost count now, and I couldn’t help myself when I looked at the dates of what was being written in Edna’s diary and trying to figure out what Stephen would have actually been doing. I’m a bit sad like that.

 If you follow Edna and Stephen on Twitter, then you should give this book a go.

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