Julie Walters was nominated for an Oscar for EDUCATING RITA, having made the part her own on stage, and starred in BILLY ELLIOT. She played Mrs Weasley in the HARRY POTTER films, and co-starred with Helen Mirren in CALENDAR GIRLS. Versatile enough to appear both as Mrs Overall in her friend Victoria Wood's ACORN ANTIQUES as well as the Wife of Bath in the BBC's modernised adaptation of THE CANTERBURY TALES, she is 'arguably the nation's best-loved actress' (SUNDAY TIMES). She is the author of MAGGIE'S TREE, a novel, and THAT'S ANOTHER STORY, her bestselling autobiography.
Walter's fiction debut is as funny as you'd expect, and twice as frenetic.Ms Walters is a gifted writer who entrances with a moving and darkly comic storyThis is a disturbing and thought-provoking novel about mental torment and the often blackly comic, mixed-up ways we view ourselves and misread each other - GuardianWalters can really whip up pace and rake (both movingly and wittily) through the deranged psychology of her characters...I must admit to being gripped as the denouement hurtled into focus - Daily Telegraph