My favourite things sue perkins

The co­me­dian, pre­sen­ter and au­thor re­veals the mo­ments, mem­o­ries and pos­ses­sions she trea­sures the most…

Woman & Home - - In This Issue... -

Sue Perkins, 49, lives in Lon­don with her part­ner, TV pre­sen­ter Anna Richard­son.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS BY EMILY BRONTE I love this be­cause it’s an an­ti­dote to the mass of fic­tion writ­ten dur­ing the Vic­to­rian age, which was largely so­ci­ety driven and re­volved around the com­edy of man­ners. In con­trast this is gutsy. It’s not a very heart­en­ing love story but it’s the kind of love story I en­joy.

HOW SOON IS NOW? BY THE SMITHS I don’t think any­one can lis­ten to a Smiths song and not scream your lungs out in recog­ni­tion of what it’s like to feel odd.


i’ve been for­tu­nate enough to travel a lot and to have tried lots of in­trigu­ing cui­sine but i’d have to be true to my heart and some­thing that re­minds me of home – one of my mum’s soups. A hearty lentil soup, fol­lowed by a chicken roast, and tri­fle. THIS IS SPINAL TAP It’s the great­est film in cin­e­matic his­tory. It’s a per­fect comedic piece in my opin­ion… ev­ery­thing about it is beau­ti­ful.

DOGS When I got a dog I couldn’t be­lieve how joy­ful it was. I spoke to my late bea­gle Pickle in the dead of night when I was mis­er­able. When she died, a lit­tle piece of me died. I’ve now got a big silly, co­quet­tish res­cue mutt. To give an an­i­mal a sec­ond chance, to re­home her, is a spe­cial thing.


When i was film­ing the doc­u­men­tary on the Mekong Delta, it took me high up in the

Ti­betan Moun­tains and i have never been any­where on this earth that i loved more, save per­haps the fur­thest reaches of Corn­wall. THER­APY I think it makes you a bet­ter per­son and it af­fects your re­la­tion­ships with your fam­ily, friends, and sex­ual re­la­tion­ships too. My view is, “Treat your­self and every­one who loves you to be­ing a bet­ter and clearer per­son.”


i love Mel dearly. And so work­ing with her is a joy – i think that love comes across. She is part of my DNA. We just un­der­stand how the other feels with­out even hav­ing to say. Sue’s lat­est book, East of Croy­don (Michael Joseph), is out now. w&h

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