Kim Wilde : “The house that built me” (UK-Wednesday 24th August 2016) :
Jackie Mc Gregor has published a charity book called “The house that built me” (Celebrity memories of their childhood homes) featuring Kim Wilde, in help of collecting funds to help research for fighting against dementia, a memory loss disease.
Jackie McGregor is the editor of “They Can’t Take that Away from Me” (2011) and persuaded over 200 celebrities, many of them A-listers, to contribute to the book. She writes a popular weekly column for “the News Letter”. She lives in Belfast.
In this unique anthology of memories, Kim Wilde and other famous faces from the worlds of television, music, film and books reveal insightful, sometimes surprising and often funny stories about places from their pasts. Touching on childhood, love, loss and happiness, the deeply personal memories have never been shared before. A book that will tug at the heart strings and make you smile… (Accent Press).
Kim Wilde (extracts) :
“We lived in a semi-detached house in south-east London during the 1960s. Our house was next door to my father’s parents’ who proudly named their side of the house “Donna” after the gig hit my father, Marty Wilde, had in the late 1950s”.
“Other childhood memories involving that house includes the big freeze of 1963 ; blizzards bombarded the UK shortly after Christmas, and so began my lifelong love affair with the snow”.
“My favourite memories are of my dad singing and playing his guitar, as well as recording rell-to-reel stories for Ricky and I, speeded up to sound like cute Disney Characters. Dad also wrote us a lullaby on an album called “Diversions” ; it’s the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard !”
Read other extracts from this book in the last issue of Woman’s own or in the Daily Mail on line : dailymail.co.uk
You can also order this lovely book here : amazon.co.uk