"Things I couldn't tell my Mother" is the memoir from one of the country's favourite actresses Sue Johnston.
Her mother died at 92 and Sue charts their difficult relationship. Her mother wanted to her to get a steady job, stay in her native Warrington, and marry a local plumber. Most of all, her mother didn't want her to draw attention to herself.
Sue hung out with the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, gave up her steady job in a St Helen's factory, and embarked on the one career that was guaranteed to do just that.
Her mother didn't talk about her daughter's success, but when Sue cleared out her mother's house, she was absolutely amazed to find a huge stash of newspaper cuttings and theatre programmes which had been secretly collected over the years, charting her acting career.
"Don't wash your dirty linen in public" was the way Sue was brought up, so what would her mother have thought of the book?
"Not a lot", said Sue. In fact, the response to the book from her mother's remaining family has been deafening.
But was she glad she'd written it?
The star of "Waking the Dead" and "The Royle Family" said; "I'm being completely honest with you now. I really don't know".