My favourite things sue perkins
The comedian, presenter and author reveals the moments, memories and possessions she treasures the most…
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