SPARE.

It seems allegedly there are more mistakes, untruths and downright lies in Harry’s book ‘Spare’ coming out with every passing day, there are so many holes in the book as to make a colander appear watertight.

It is said that the author is a J R Moehringer who is an American gentleman which may explain a lot, however in his defence he quoted, Mary Karr, the author of ‘The Art of Memoir’ who said, “The line between memory and fact is blurry, between interpretation and fact.

Now, would I be right in thinking the interpretation of a blurry line which is so blurred as to be untrue and then presented as fact would in actuality be a lie!

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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14 Responses to SPARE.

  1. adguru101 says:

    Though I have no dog in this fight, and am no particular fan of this couple, I think it’s inevitable that someone’s memories are influenced by their interpretation of events.
    I do wish he’d found other ways to earn a living rather than a tacky tell-all.

    • They could earn a living being paid to be the guest of honour at any number of events, they could even be paid for turning up to the opening of an envelope, that’s how easy it could have been but as they say, they have made their bed, now they have to lay in it! I have a feeling it is going to become more uncomfortable for them if they continue with this nonsense and lies, for eventually even the Americans will see through them.

  2. SueW says:

    I received a copy as a gift and began reading it yesterday. It’s padded out with a deal of unnecessary twaddle and is hard going; I’m surprised I got through the first few pages.

    Harry comes across as a bitter young man who has failed to comprehend that some of the things he gripes about are commonplace in most families.

    Apparently, at school, William pretended not to know Harry. It made us laugh because two of my girls used to do the same thing.

    Not realising that the oldest child almost always gets the biggest bedroom, Harry complained that William got the largest room at Balmoral because he was the heir to the throne!

    His paranoia about being the Spare, as opposed to simply being the youngest child, is painstakingly clear.

    My daughter joked that in the next chapter we’ll find him complaining that he never got to sit in the front seat of the car!

    He appears obsessed with his mother and manages to bring her into most situations. I couldn’t help thinking his therapist may have increased his morbid obsession. He certainly doesn’t sound like a man whose therapy has healed or even helped.

  3. I wonder if he gave any thought to what his own children will think when they read it, and how they may be affected?

    • SueW says:

      Peter, I often thought the same when his parents aired their business in public.

      Harry appears to ignore his mother’s faults and indiscretions and sees her as a saint.

      I’m only a quarter of the way through the book, but from what I’ve read he has no qualms about sharing private information even when it has nothing to do with him.

      I can’t help comparing the two brothers; William has a wife who understands royal life but is normal enough to keep him grounded. Harry’s wife appears to influence and encourage his disloyal and vengeful path.

    • I don’t think he’s that bright.

  4. Invisibly Me says:

    This is all that has been in the news for a while now. The tabloids like the Daily Mail have been raking it in by exploiting it and the Harry/Meghan debacle non-stop. I’ve no idea what the book is like or what’s true, which probably none of us really do as we weren’t there for any of it, but it’s opening my eyes to just how biased, judgemental, vicious and desperate the media is. xx

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