Calendar Girl explores the phenomenon that The Ladies of Rylstone became, recounting with warmth and humor the moments of an exhilarating journey that transformed the lives of the remarkable women who became international sensations. It was a crazy idea and good for a laugh at the time: When Tricia Stewart proposed a more risquAc treatment for her local Womenas Instituteas annual calendar, which normally featured tranquil scenes from nature, laughing alongside her was John Baker, the husband of the soon-to-be Miss February, Angela. When John passed away from cancer, the Ladies of Rylstone decided that posing nude for the calendar and donating the proceeds was one way to honor his memory and cope with this devastating loss. No one could have predicted what happened next. The calendar began to sell, and soon the whole world, it seemed, was interested in their story, with an American tour following and appearances on the Today show, 20/20, CNN, and the Tonight Show.In fact the Pilates training was becoming much more intensive and I was off to London quite a lot. What a contrast ... If I had free time I called in at LRF head office or tried to meet up with Suzanne Mackie for a coffee, it all evolved into a pattern.
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2003-11-25|