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And Then There Was One...

Advantages: Straightforward, honest and deeply moving
Disadvantages: Have some tissues to hand

..."People didn't really know him, and what most of them are mourning is Morse, or Kavanagh, or Jack Regan." That line, an entry from Sheila Hancock's diary, made shortly after the death of her husband, the actor John Thaw, perhaps sums up why I bought th ...

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Review of The Two of Us - Sheila Hancock

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"Ours was not a conventional love affair"

Advantages: Book is now out in paperback
Disadvantages: Can be hard reading at times

The inner sleeve of this book begins "When John Thaw, star of The Sweeney, Inspector Morse and Goodnight, Mr Tom, died from cancer in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors. Sheila Hancock lost a beloved husband". That sums up what this is about ...

Mel27 09.08.2005 · Read full review
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John and Sheila, a modern day love story

Advantages: Spares you the agony and full details of John's illness
Disadvantages: Too "Theatrical" in places , a real "luvvie" book

" Just the two of us - we can make it if we try, just the two of us, you and I". I cannot help it but each time I reach for the cover of this book that darn song appears in my head. Don't let that start of my review fool you though, this is not a story to ...

mrsmopples 16.01.2006 · Read full review
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The Unforgettable John Thaw

Advantages: Great Actor, Great Book
Disadvantages: Spent most of the time crying !!

...I thought John Thaw was one of Britains best actors ever, and l don't think l will ever forget his role in Goodnight Mister Tom. I think l could have watched the whole program just by using the expressions shown through his face and eyes ..... that's how ...

Lynso1977 14.10.2005 · Read full review
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The Two John Thaws Loved it Here

Advantages: Out In paperback, Double Biography
Disadvantages: None

...'Startlingly good. There are two reasons for this. The first is Hancock's writing...The second is John Thaw' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times This is the comment on the front cover of the book and I am not usually someone who buys biographies but I was inte ...

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