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See Benedict Cumberbatch's (Sherlock) Mother's quote about COTSWOLDS MEMOIR:
...as delightful as Bill Bryson's NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND
-Wanda Ventham- Cotswolds Resident/Actress, Sherlock, Dr. Who, Midsomer Murders.
After British-born, comedy actress Diz White found herself craving Yorkshire Pudding at every meal she knew her roots were pulling her back from America to her homeland.
It was time to buy a Cotswolds Cottage!
Her roller-coaster, often laugh-out-loud, search doubles as a travel-tour (travel guide included) that takes in every delight of the Cotswolds: historic sites, hog roasts, hiking the Cotswolds Way and pubwalks with her husband, often bagging the walk in favour of a slightly boozy lunch. There were highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as she was charged by a bull named Chasin’ Mason, auditioned for the hind end of a horse and was trampled by thirty children while wearing a bear suit, but the fondness she developed for this region and its vivid inhabitants gave her a feeling of community missing from her busy urban existence. Will this author‘s dream become a reality? Find out in this witty love note to the Cotswolds.
‘Extremely entertaining, funny and beautifully written.’
Katie Jarvis Cotswold Life Magazine
‘As enchanting as Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island. This is the ultimate, laugh-out-loud, foodie, good life, house-hunting, travel-tour, meet the locals, fun read. A love note to the Cotswolds.’
Actress and Cotswold resident,
Midsomer Murders,The Lotus Eaters, Dr. Who
‘I fell about laughing at Diz White’s book, her hilarious showbiz stories woven into her hunt for a cottage are a hoot…. her writing allows you to not only imagine you are there but to feel you have embraced the heart of the Cotswolds. A great holiday read or a great read anytime.’
BBC Radio Berkshire
‘It’s enchanting….very funny. Diz White paints a nostalgic and affectionate canvas.’
Steven Leigh Morris, Critic-at-Large
‘More entertaining than Under the Tuscan Sun.’
William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary
‘Cotswolds Memoir will hook you from the very first page. It’s well researched with good information – it has a great travel guide at the end – but is also filled with entertaining anecdotes. If you haven’t visited the Cotswolds – or even if you have - you’ll want to pack your bags and go!’
Monica B. Morris
Goodnight Children Everywhere (The History Press)
‘Wakes you up to the joys on your doorstep.’
Sue Bradley, Gloucester Echo
...extremely entertaining, funny and beautifully written
--Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine
...tells a great tale and along the way had me in stitches
--Debbie McGee, BBC
A souvenir of the Cotswolds with fabulous photos
--Rowena Perkins, Cotswold TV
It’s another laughter-filled roller-coaster ride for comedy actress Diz White after her craving for Yorkshire pudding brings her back from Hollywood to her homeland and sets off a quest to buy a country retreat.
In this book, she overcomes all obstacles to turn her newly-purchased Cotswold cottage into the perfect home.
Her journey takes in the Downton Abbey film locations in the Cotswolds, the history behind them and a meeting with the stars of the series. It also doubles as a travel-tour with hog roasts, pub walks, historic sites and all the ‘good life’ delights on offer.
There are highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as the author contends with a collapsing piggery during her cottage renovation, fends off marauding cows and risks life and limb at a garden fête. Will this author achieve her dream of Cotswold bliss? Find out in this new, witty love note to the Cotswolds.
Also by this author:
Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage.
This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to easily create a successful comedy group. By following the techniques in this book, actors will be able to do an end run around casting directors by casting themselves in their own group’s productions. Create a Comedy Group is filled with practical advice, production information, resource guides, tips, short cuts, and amusing war stories culled from the author’s fifteen plus years of experience in running her own group. By covering every aspect of forming and running a comedy group, this book shows how to develop a profitable acting career by writing, touring, and selling stage shows as comedy product for Cable TV, Network TV, and for film. The author’s own experience of creating a group led to her winning a New York Critic’s Drama Desk Award for starring in her group’s Off-Broadway show El Grande de Coca-Cola, which was televised as an HBO comedy special. Next, Bullshot Crummond was televised by Showtime and then produced as a feature film by George Harrison’s HandMade Films under the title Bullshot. Based on her own experience, the author also explains how an actor can go on to leverage a successful solo career using the exposure and experience gained from creating a comedy group.