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Getting Away With Murder

By Lynda La Plante

The hilarious and moving tell-all memoir from the UK’s queen of crime drama.

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Adult fiction
Published: 12/09/2024
ISBN number: 9781804183854
Price: £22.00
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 400 pages
Edition: Hardback
Genre: Adventure

Getting Away With Murder

By Lynda La Plante

Details

Adult fiction
Published: 12/09/2024
ISBN number: 9781804183854
Price: £22.00
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 400 pages
Edition: Hardback
Genre: Adventure

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The hilarious and moving tell-all memoir from the UK’s queen of crime drama.

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Lynda La Plante has lived an illustrious life and has the stories to prove it.

From her early days in Liverpool to her unexpected acceptance into RADA, joining peers Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt and Ian McShane; from beginning her scriptwriting career with Widows and Prime Suspect and becoming a BAFTA award-winning writer and producer, Lynda’s tales of stage and screen will have you gasping in shock as well as laughing in the aisles.

Lynda has an important story to tell, one of breaking down stereotypes and blazing a trail for others along the way. Starting her writing career in the eighties, an era of entrenched gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera, Lynda faced innumerable obstacles to her vision.

Getting Away with Murder shows how she overcame them to create generation-defining television and become a multi-million-copy Sunday Times bestselling author. Still at the very top of her game, Lynda shares her story on her own terms, in a way that’s guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and be inspired to live a life without limits.

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Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She is the author of over forty novels, all of which have been bestsellers. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National theatre and RSC before becoming a television actress. She then turned to writing – and made her breakthrough with the phenomenally successful TV series Widows.

Lynda’s original script for the much-acclaimed Prime Suspect won awards from BAFTA, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Lynda is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Best Writer’s Award in 2000. In 2008, she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity.

Lynda La Plante is the first layperson to be awarded an honorary fellowship to the Forensic Science Society. In 2020 she launched the acclaimed Listening to the Dead podcast with former CSI Cass Sutherland, exploring forensic science and its impact on solving crimes.