Katy Brand

Practically Perfect: 2020Õs hilarious look at the best-loved film, from Julie Andrews to Emily Blunt: Life Lessons from Mary Poppins

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Mary Poppins is a story of taking practical steps towards happiness. ItÕs looking at the bright side of life. ItÕs setting boundaries, deciding what you want and making it happen. ThatÕs the path to being Practically Perfect For comedian Katy Brand, part of the joy of watching Mary Poppins as a child was the thrill of the filmÕs iconic, no-nonsense heroine. Her unshakeable confidence, her staunch independence, and that touch of magic. Now sheÕs all grown up, Katy takes another look beyond the talking umbrellas, bottomless bags and dubious cockney accents to show that MaryÕs still got something to teach us. She explores how the beloved nanny was brought to life from the page to the big screen, delves into her most striking memories to uncover themes that are still as important now as they were at the time, from womenÕs rights and poverty, to toxic masculinity and work-life balance. With interviews and insights from famous fans and friends, Practically Perfect is the common-sense manual for life that we never knew we needed, and sprinkles some supercalifragilistic magic along the way.