‘The Voice In My Head Is Perfect’
Audio Book on 4 CDs
By Lindy Jones
Read by Jan Ravens
Produced by Abby Hollick
Recorded at RNIB Talk Books, 24-28 Oval Road, London NW1 7DJ.
“ Suffering has not made me noble, it has released my inner bitch, so don’t expect another earnest account about the spiritual delights of dying”
Lindy Jones, a former English teacher, makes it clear from the beginning that battling with a terminal diagnosis (motor neurone disease) is never going to be easy, particularly when you are a hypochondriac whose cries of “I’m not well” have finally come true.
As muscles start to lose their strength and she loses the ability to talk and eat we see her descend into self-pity, despair and temperamental outbursts. Always the drama queen, the role of ‘tragic heroine’ is one she can now fully embrace and excel in.
Recounted with self-deprecating humour, and with Scrappy the Rescue Dog by her side, she writes about her experiences living life in the strange new world of serious illness whilst exploring her previous one as an energetic teacher and healthy person.
Gillian Slovo — The Riots
Vivienne Franzmann — Mogadishu
Mail on Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Independent, January 29, 2013
Net proceeds from the sales of ‘The Voice In My Head Is Perfect’ will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you would like to top up the donation to MNDA you can do so through JustGiving.
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Please note that this book contains strong language
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About The Reader:
Jan Ravens is possibly best known for her impressions on Dead Ringers and Spitting Image.
Her television work also includes Carrott’s Lib, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, The Grimleys, Harry Enfield and Chums, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Have I Got News For you?, QI, Big Impression, Bremner Bird and Fortune, Midsomer Murders, Love Soup, Skins, Hebburn and Big Bad World. She has also appeared on Question Time and Strictly Come Dancing.
Theatre work includes seasons with the RSC, in Pentecost and After easter, both directed by Michael Attenborough, and at Chichester in The Relapse. She was seen in The Children’s Hour and 5@50, both at Manchester Royal exchange, and as Viola in Twelfth Night at Birmingham Rep.
She was the first woman to be president of the Cambridge Footlights, and, straight after that, the first to be acomedy producer at BBC radio, where she has subsequently contributed regularly as a performer.
Extract from Lindy’s Blog
On a cold dark January day Jan Ravens brought my book to life and it is now available as a CD! …
… So now I am speaking! so to speak and at least my dad can now hear my book. (read more)