Ready For Absolutely Nothing: 'If you like Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner, you'll like this' The Times



Rock stars to royalty, society to sobriety, get to know the real Susannah Constantine in the hottest memoir of the year

'Sensational, juicy, gossipy, filthy and bravely honest in equal measure, Susannah Constantine's memoir is a rollicking romp through the upper middle classes' SUNDAY TIMES, 'BEST BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR BOOKS OF 2022'

'Hilarious and honest. A book for anyone who's after laughter, tears and one hell of a rollercoaster ride' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, 'BOOKS OF THE YEAR'

'Absolutely brilliant' ELTON JOHN
'Sensational, juicy, honest, terrific - it reminded me of reading Lady Anne Glenconner' GRAHAM NORTON, Virgin Radio
'Hilarious and unsparing. An extraordinary story' REV. RICHARD COLES, Saturday Live
'Bonkers and brilliant. With comedy and candour, she bares her soul . . . Magnificent' SUNDAY MAIL
'There is a lot we can't mention on this show - you have to buy the book to find out what we mean' STEVE WRIGHT, BBC RADIO 2

If you think you know Susannah Constantine you may be surprised to learn the truth. That she made her name as a 'style guru' from What Not to Wear is actually the least interesting thing about her.

Hers is a tale full to the brim with extraordinary anecdotes. From lavatory dramas with Princess Margaret, to behind-the-scenes power struggles between Thatcher and the Queen at Balmoral and eye-opening sex-club etiquette with pop royalty - her social landscape has been nothing, if not varied.

But appearances are deceptive and beneath it all, life had a darker side: her mother's bipolar disorder, her father's inability to cope and her own subsequent alcoholism. Somehow she had to forge her own life, away from the expectations of others.

Told with gobsmacking honesty and great dollops of humour, Ready For Absolutely Nothing is essential reading for anyone who loves a good memoir but secretly just wants to read the naughty bits.

'Wonderfully written, very funny, but more than anything completely genuine' LADY ANNE GLENCONNER, author of Lady in Waiting

'A romp . . . Constantine comes across as a trooper with a filthy sense of humour' THE TIMES

'A rollicking ride . . . What a life' SUNDAY TIMES

'Fascinating, an incredible life' Christine Lampard on LORRAINE

'Shrewd, funny, ideally candid and written with great confidence, brio and aplomb. A feisty, thought-provoking delight' WILLIAM BOYD

'A treasure trove of previously untold stories . . . A riveting read' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'Gives readers a fascinating insight into [her] extraordinary life' WOMAN & HOME

'Entertaining and funny' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Sparkling' DAILY MAIL


'Funny . . . Never dull' GUARDIAN

'Revealing' PRIMA

'We lunched better than we danced' ANTON DU BEKE

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