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An actor's life for him

Advantages: Very likeable, unassuming memoir
Disadvantages: None

Born in North London in February 1940 during the early years of the Second World War, young David John White once had a brief career as an electrician. Fortunately for the world of entertainment at the public, he soon forsook the world of fuses and wires ...

JOHNV 23.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of My Life - David Jason

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Not a plonker!

Advantages: Everything.
Disadvantages: Nothing.

This is David Jason's life story, and has been written solely by himself - after all, he would be the one person to know best about his own life! You can tell that this has been written by him, as when you read it you can hear him almost talking and speak ...

ravingreviewer 28.03.2014 · Read full review
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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 ...

silverstreak 20.05.2006 · Read full review
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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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Review of The Two of Us - Sheila Hancock

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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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