Gloucester County Council
Lisa Riley has been a familiar face on our TV screens for years. She became a household name as Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale, a role she played for over six years. She then presented top programmes like 'You've Been Framed' and starred in many stage shows. But it was in Strictly Come Dancing 2012 that she won the nation's hearts. Set up as the 'one to laugh at', she shocked viewers when she took to the dance floor. As soon as the music began, the nation was transfixed by this amazing, talented woman. She moved like a professional. Her self-confidence and sunny outlook on life has been a refreshing change in these times of body obsession and gloom. This is an inspiration read about self-confidence and overcoming prejudice
Available at Cheltenham.