Hello there! I’m absolutely over the moon that BECOMING NANCY has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. I’ve never been nominated for anything before, so it really is the biggest of thrills for me.
Meanwhile, if you get the chance, please try to get along and see THE HURLY BURLY SHOW starring Miss Polly Rae, playing at The Duchess Theatre till late September. The show has fantastic creative team, which includes William Baker, Steve Anderson (and my good self, of course) and it’s funny, musical, sexy and beautiful – all in one big mouthful!
Also, while I’m here, I would like to thank the miracle worker and all-round genius photographer, Krystyna FitzGerald-Morris, for my lovely new photographs. Who needs Botox when someone can make you look that good with a great eye and clever lighting?
Anyway, here is the second ‘Nancy’ video blog for your viewing pleasure. (Thanks to the lovely Bobby Hanlon of Don’t Stop The Pop for filming and editing). In this scene David Starr tells the story of his misery at the hands of the ‘rough boys’ and also about his love of a certain soap opera! If you like what you see.. click on the link below!
All the best
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“I laughed out loud! Terry’s humour translates perfectly to the page and his book is a joy!’ KYLIE MINOGUE.
“A touching coming of age novel” Paul Burston, Time Out.
“It will make you laugh and cry!” Heat Magazine.
“Full of hilarious tales- a great summer read!” Sunday Mirror.
SYNOPSIS: “For David Starr, being cast as Nancy in the upcoming school production of Oliver! is quite a shock. But David is up to the challenge. Living in a three-bedroom semi in 1970s’ working-class East Dulwich, surrounded by his somewhat colourful relatives, he is bright, smart-mouthed, fanatical about pop music and ready to shine. Rehearsals begin, and he strikes up a friendship with the handsome yet enigmatic Maxie Boswell, captain of the school football team. As their alliance deepens it appears they might become more than just good friends, but that can’t be right, can it?
Discovering a confidant in empathetic teacher, Hamish McClarnon, and spurred on by his no-nonsense best friend, Frances Bassey, David takes on the school bully, the National Front, and anyone else who threatens to stand in the way of true love.
Vibrant, warm, and full of life, this uproarious and touching coming-of-age novel, set against the backdrop of South-East London in the thrill of the late seventies, will transport you straight back to your first music obsession and the highs and lows of your first love.