In her passport Victoria Wood listed her occupation as 'entertainer' - and in stand-up and sketches, songs and sitcom, musicals and dramas, she became the greatest entertainer of the age. Those things that might have held her back - her lonely childhood, her crippling shyness and above all the disadvantage of being a woman in a male-run industry - she turned to her advantage to make extraordinary comedy about ordinary people living ordinary lives in ordinary bodies. She wasn't fond of the term, but Victoria Wood truly was a national treasure - and her loss is still keenly felt.
Victoria had plenty of stories still to tell when she died in 2016, and one of those was her own autobiography.
Being able to share a meal with family and friends is something to celebrate – enjoying home-cooked food together, whether it’s a meltingly tender weekend roast or a cake fresh from the oven.
Filled with beautifully photographed dishes that really do taste as good as they look, The Good Housekeeping Ultimate Collection has mouthwatering inspiration for every type of get-together. The recipes cater for all skill levels and have been Triple-Tested in the Good Housekeeping kitchens to ensure they’ll work every time. And with more than 400 recipes, you’ll reach for this cookbook again and again for years to come, whether you’re making vegan dishes or cocktails, or want budget-friendly meals or foodie gifts for Christmas. Whatever the occasion, the Ultimate Collection has a brilliant flavour-packed solution.
Helicopter Boys is the latest addition to Grub Street Boys series from acclaimed author Richard Pike, exploring the role of helicopters in military and civilian situations. With over fourteen contributors, Helicopter Boys contains many accounts of the diverse nature of helicopter duties.