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Just Me, By Sheila Hancock
Friday 17 July 2009
The Two of Us was Sheila Hancock's first foray into memoir writing, offering a tender account of her life with late husband and actor, John Thaw, and their 28-year marriage.
This is more emotionally wrenching, as we read of the struggles of widowhood. Just like the first book, this could have given way to gush and mawkishness, but instead it captures her heartfelt grief as much as it does her bittersweet philosophy that life goes on, and there are adventures to be had yet. "Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone," Thaw suggests to her before he died, "or get on with life."
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