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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheila Hancock Narrator: Sheila Hancock Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When John Thaw, star of The Sweeney and Inspector Morse, died from cancer in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors, and Sheila Hancock lost a beloved husband. In this unique double biography she chronicles their lives, personal and professional, together and apart, growing up and growing older.

John Thaw was born in Manchester, the son of a lorry driver. When he arrived at RADA on a scholarship he felt an outsider. In fact his timing was perfect: it was the sixties and television was beginning to make its mark. With his roles in Z-Cars and The Sweeney, fame came quickly. But it was John's role as Morse that made him an icon. In 1974 he married Sheila Hancock, with whom he shared a working-class background and a RADA education. Sheila was already the star of the TV series The Rag Trade and went on to become the first woman artistic director at the RSC.

Theirs was a sometimes turbulent, always passionate relationship, and in this remarkable book Sheila describes their love, weathering overwork and the pressures of celebrity, drink, and cancer, with honesty and piercing intelligence, and evokes two lives lived to the utmost.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ametis | 1/2/2014

    " Wonderfully Touching , memories came flooding back "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joyce Clark | 1/1/2014

    " I did enjoy reading this but she did include a lot of political history. I didn't want to know about that but she is so policital herself I suppose she thought this was relevent to their story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lucy | 1/1/2014

    " A very well structured, double biography/autobiography. Sheila writes really well, and with much feeling. The characters are very alive on the pages and her relationship with John is one of real love, which really shines out. I want one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ginger | 12/28/2013

    " a lovely memior of a wonderful English actor. "

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