Pru and Me

Pru and Me

The Amazing Marriage of Prunella Scales and Timothy West


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The heartwarming, first-hand account of one of the most celebrated partnerships in the history of British entertainment, the 60-year marriage of TImothy West and Prunella Scales.

This moving and memorable audiobook is read by Timothy West and also features Prunella Scales reading the letters she has written to Tim over the course of their marriage.

Timothy West and Prunella Scales are – first and foremost – actors. Over seventy years they have delighted millions, portraying a host of larger-than-life characters that the nation has taken into their hearts.

But their finest roles, it turns out, have always been as husband and wife – in the extraordinary and enduring double act that is Tim and Pru.

In Pru & Me, Timothy West charts the course of their lives, from the years before they met – treading the boards in the 50s – to their secret courting, marriage and settling in Wandsworth. And then together as they established themselves at the heart of British theatre, television and film over the next seventy years, in some of the nation’s favourite shows, such as Fawlty Towers and Brass.

Crammed full of stories, often funny, sometimes poignant and occasionally jaw-dropping, Pru & Me also vividly recounts the late blaze of glory that introduced the world to the real Tim and Pru via Great Canal Journeys. Here, the couple charmed the nation while at the same time charting Pru’s gentle struggle with dementia.

An honest, charming and above all uplifting story of twin souls who, once they found one another, clung together through thick and thin. Pru & Me is a joyous portrait of a very, very special love story.

'A beautiful, witty, moving and joyful portrait of marriage' Red

'A memoir laden with laughter and love' Daily Mail

'Deeply moving, poignant and enthralling' Mail on Sunday

©2023 Timothy West (P)2023 Penguin Audio


  • Heartening and heartfelt. Exudes West's characteristic warmth
    The Times, Books of the Year

About the author

Timothy West

Timothy West is a British actor and television presenter. His acting career has spanned across various mediums, from theatre stages to radio and television. Timothy is known for his roles in Brass, as well as for his appearances in Coronation Street and Eastenders, and from his travel show Great Canal Journeys, where he shared the screen with his wife, Prunella Scales. Prunella is an English actress, who received accolades for her performances in Fawlty Towers and A Question of Attribution. The couple has been married for almost sixty years.
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