KATHY Lette has been blowing raspberries to people all her life.

The Antipodean artichoke with a big heart has been fighting her corner and the corner of other women since she was 17-years-old.

Now the best selling author, screenwriter, journalist and all-round bonne vivant is brining her one woman tornado of a show called Girls' Night Out to the Cheese and Grain in Frome on Thursday, October 4.

Kathy's Girls Night Out is an all encompassing show of highs and lows, tears and laughter.

Kathy burst onto the literary scene when she was 17-years-old with her first novel “Puberty Blues”.

Asked what she would like to say to her 17-year-old self if she met her today, Kathy said: "Oh gosh, I would tell her not to give a hoot about what people think about you or about body image.

"I would tell her to strap on her bullet proof bra and take everything in her stride.

"And she should wear more sunblock as my face is covered in freckles and if you joined the dots up they would say you should have worn more sunblock.

"When I was 17-years-old the boys (surfie boys) used to make us girls cut their names out in letters so we would get a tan and you could see their names on us.

"I know if I get cancer I would need a Bruce-ectomy to get rid of his name."

It was these Surfer types who Kathy wrote about in her book,Puberty Blues, who she said were proving evolution wrong as they were evolving into apes.

What she liked to carry out was something she called 'poetic justice'.

She said: "Poetic justice is the only true kind of justice.

"You can impale your enemies at the end of your pen then this is the only true justice. This is a great revenge."

Kathy explained men and women have different style so humour.

Men she said tells jokes but women use humour as something which is cathartic, they are honest and open and self deprecating.

But the one style of humour which she loved was the humour of Spike Milligan.

She said: "I became obsessed with Spike Milligan.

"I had read all his novels and poetry and I remember when he came to Australia me and my friend ran away to follow him around on his tour.

"In the end he had to take notice of us. I even let him read my novel called School Daze.

"We did strike up a friendship and he really was a wonderful man."

During her show Girls' Night Out, Kathy said: "The first part of the show will be fun, feminism and lots of blowing rasperberries and the second half will be stripping down to my emotional underwear and talking about rearing a child who is autistic.

"The audience can talk about what they are going through and how they coped with looking after a sibling. It really is a lovely part of the show.

"And then it is back to telling jokes and having fun.

"I hope they feel empowered having been at the show and see feminism as being very liberating and a way of bringing women together."

It is interesting to note, Spike Milligan made the sound of blowing raspberries popular on The Goon Show and in the 1970s wrote The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town.

Interesting to think, Kathy has joined her comedy hero blowing raspberries.

You can enjoy much, much more with Kathy when she comes to Somerset.

Tickets for the show at the Cheese and Grain in Frome are £18 (+ service charge).

These can be booked online at cheeseandgrain.com

Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm