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There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781473608597

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By turns, it is riotous, deeply serious, practical and sad. Reading it is like being at her kitchen table with a glass of wine to hand. (Daily Telegraph)

Lynda Bellingham was a tremendously gifted storyteller with a rich collection of tales of love, loss and laughter and this memoir brings her kind heart, courage and emotion to the page in vivid detail. There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You is a brave memoir about Lynda’s battle with cancer, facing death she found joy and shared it with millions. Her story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one but it is so often laugh-out-loud too and ultimately the way Lynda told her life story serves as a great inspiration to us all.

Woven into this very moving and brave story are extraordinary, colourful tales of her acting and family life that will enlighten and entertain as well as the journey that Lynda has taken to find the family of her birth father having already suffered heartache in her search for her birth mother. In the search for her father’s family, Lynda finds a family with a history in entertainment showing that acting was always in the blood.

This book was written in Lynda’s final months and revealed for the first time, and in great detail, her fight with cancer and how her life was transformed since her diagnosis. This edition includes a brand new chapter written by Lynda’s husband Michael about his love for her, her love of life and her glorious final send-off.


Praise for Lost and Found by Lynda Bellingham
Courageous... searingly honest
Mail on Sunday
A gripping tale of triumph over adversity
Woman's Own
Very honest
Phillip Schofield, This Morning
Her brilliantly titled book, There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You, charts the unravelling of that delusion, and her determination to wrest a meaningful life out of sudden chaos. By turns, it is riotous, deeply serious, practical and sad. Reading it is like being at her kitchen table with a glass of wine to hand. Not just listening to the expletives of pain or the dawning of reality, but rooting for her when the treatment appears to be working, sharing her fears as her life expectation dwindles, and rocking with laughter at the absurdities that go with having the "least sexy" cancer of them all. Her description of the mechanics of dealing with a stoma bag in the ladies' at Buckingham Palace, when she accepted her OBE in March, reads like a comedy script.
Daily Telegraph
Bellingham has started a necessary conversation where often there is silence. The rest of us look on at these extraordinary people and wonder how we ourselves would manage. I am so grateful that such people are speaking out, now while they can.
I laughed and I cried. The strength shines through in the whole book and the honesty. A fantastic woman.
Coleen Nolan
Touching and honest...It may be packed with heartfelt emotion, but don't expect to be wiping your eyes every time you turn the page - Lynda's cheeky humour is woven through every chapter. It's the perfect memoir from a much-missed star.
BEST Magazine
Moving and inspirational. A fitting memorial to an amazing woman.
Daily Express
Lynda's book is chirpy, positive, magnificently sane and, paradoxically reassuring.
Daily Mail
The actress bore no bones about sharing some of the most intimate details about her bowel cancer, and did so with admirable honesty.
The rawness of their situation is undeniably distressing, but what leaps from the pages is Lynda's stoicism and determination not to let sadness destroy her spirit.
Daily Mail