The Long Weekend: A Surprised American Mother in England

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Funny, moving account of three months in London which changed three lives forever, following the premature arrival of baby Jack, by wife of comedian and film star Denis. Affectionate take on the Brits: why a consultant goes from Mr to Dr to Mr; the filthy taste of Lucozade and weird but ultimately -- to Ann's mind -- successful workings of the NHS. An incredible series of events kicks off during what was supposed to have been a brief, weekend-long trip to England for Denis to appear on Live at Paramount City. At the time, Denis was an unknown comic still struggling for his big break, and Ann was just five-and-a-half months pregnant. Their weekend getaway took an unexpected turn the morning after their arrival, when Ann's waters broke as they strolled along Oxford Street. The premature start to Jack's entry into the world saw Ann end up in University College Hospital while Denis used the following months to make it in Britain as a stand up star, whilst partying with Jo Strummer and Mick Jagger in his spare time. It would be five months before the family would return to the United States.

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Ann's credits include the feature film, Two If By Sea, starring Sandra Bullock, and Lust, a film written for Showtime Television which received a Cable Ace award in 1998.

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