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Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her – Pre-order Now!

Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her

Pre-order Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her, the funniest memoir of 2021, written by the most relatable woman in the world – Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC’s award-winning comedy This Country

‘Thank goodness for gloriously silly Daisy May Cooper. Joyful, irreverent and totally uplifting’The Times

‘The lockdown comedy queen’ Guardian

Background

Life hasn’t always been straightforward for Daisy May Cooper: growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire with her brother Chaz, she had to work a myriad of low-paid and unrewarding jobs just to make ends meet. Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedy This Country.
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When things were really bad, Mum would always say to me:

‘Don’t worry, it will be a good read for your memoir one day.’

‘Mum, I auditioned to be a stripper by snogging a pole and was laughed off the stage by a bunch of topless dancers.’

‘Well that can go in the memoir.’

‘Mum, I spent all my student loan accidently on a penthouse suite in a fancy hotel in Marble Arch, now I face getting kicked out of drama school.’

‘That’s a good one for the memoir.’

‘Mum, sorry I’m late for dinner, I had to work late at my cleaning job because someone balanced a Quaver packet full of piss on the radiator in the boy’s toilets, and I didn’t realise until I picked it up, so I had to wash the piss off me in the sink while trying to learn my lines for that Call the Midwife audition I have in London tomorrow.’

‘Memoir…’

I have lived the most humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a life but Mum was right, you’ve just got to remember, sometimes the worst experiences make the most entertaining stories.

About The Author

Daisy May Cooper is an award-winning comedy actress and writer. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018 for her role as Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country, a mockumentary-style show about the eccentricities of life in rural England, which she co-created and co-wrote with her brother, Charlie Cooper. This Country has also won multiple BAFTA awards.

She recently starred in Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, and has featured on TV shows including Avenue 5Doc Martin and The Wrong Mans.

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Memoirs of a ’90s Schoolboy – Out Now

Memoirs of a ’90s Schoolboy

An entertaining and irreverent read, Memoirs of a ’90s Schoolboy is a book that’ll bring you back in time to childhood and the ups and downs of primary school days. The ridiculous situations, elaborate observations, and honest brain farts of a child who thinks he’s got it sussed; will make you laugh out loud. Described by BAFTA award winning comedian, Daisy Cooper (the force behind BBC3’s ‘This Country’) as ‘the funniest thing she has ever read’. This book needs no further introduction, just get on and read it and see for yourself.

About the author

Michael Sleggs is probably best known for his portrayal of Slugs on the BBC BAFTA award winning TV comedy, This Country. However, those who knew him best, knew he was a born entertainer who was always able to see the funny side of things despite the many difficulties that life threw his way. Michael had numerous complex heart operations for his congenital heart defects. During these he also suffered two strokes. He subsequently spent a further six months at Great Ormond Street Hospital as an inpatient when he was diagnosed with a non-Hodgkins lymphoma during his GCSEs. Despite his poor health, Michael still lived a full and happy life – he went to amazing places, had fantastic friends and enjoyed a range of interesting jobs culminating in the ultimate honour – acting alongside friends in a hit TV comedy! A life complete, he courageously bowed out on 9th July 2019, aged 33 – the same age as his ultimate hero. This book was in the final stages of publication just as Michael died. Michael had become concerned that some of what he had written might unintentionally offend or hurt individuals. He realised that he wouldn’t be around to defend his book or to reassure those mentioned within that he cared for them more than the book might suggest. Therefore, one of his dying wishes was that we, as his family, would read through the book and remove or change anything we felt might cause offense. This has inevitably led to a delay in the publication, but we hope that you will feel it was worth it. We are now keen to publish this book in his memory – so that others can appreciate, as much as we have, his talent for entertaining and telling a tall tale. We miss him every day, and we are heartened that we are not alone in this. He touched the lives of so many people in his relatively short life and we hope that he can continue to do so with this book.

Memoirs of a ’90s Schoolboy by Michael Sleggs is published by Austin

Macauley Publishers and is available on Austinmacauley.com and Amazon and all good booksellers.

For more information, please visit https://www.austinmacauley.com/
Press contact: Marketing Department – marketing@austinmacauley.com
marketing@austinmacauley.com
Phone: 0207 038 8212

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THIS IS THIS COUNTRY OUT NOW!

This Is This Country

“Listen up chumps, basically the Vicar asked us to edit the parish newsletter this month, we weren’t gonna do it at first cos the vicar said ‘I want you to channel your energy into doing something creative’, which he knows brings back Kurtan’s PTSD cos our old woodwork teacher Mr Perkins used to say it to him all the time, and when Kurtan actually DID channel his energy into something creative he managed to sand down some MDF to make a back scratcher and Darren Lacey pointed at it and laughed and called it an ‘abomination to woodwork’, which made Kurtan throw a chair across the room in rage and one of the chair legs hit Rob Robinson and left a dent in his forehead.

So we decided to write this newsletter cos people need to the know the REAL s*** that goes down in our village, it ain’t just fetes and duck races you know – it’s proper f***** up.

All the best,

Kerry and Kurtan

p.s. Kurtan wants to make it clear that although this newsletter is in book format it does not make him any of the following:

Book Worm
Book bummer
Boffin
Nerd alert
The lion, the witch and the book worm

p.p.s If you don’t buy this newsletter that’s fine, but we are getting a percent of the profits to donate to the Kerry Mucklowe eating fund, so if you don’t buy it I’ll basically starve. Which is fine if your conscience can deal with that utter headf***.”

This Is This Country. Available now!