'Well now, prove it, Sheila. As John would say, "Put your money where your mouth is." Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone, or get on with life. Your choice.'In "The Two of Us "Sheila Hancock relived her life with John Thaw - years packed with love and family, work and houses, delight and despair. And then she looked ahead. What next? Gardening, grannying and...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by Turtleback Books
(first published September 18th 2008)
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I decided to take a break from Radio news on the way to work and scoured the charity shops for more audio books. Just Me was interesting to a degree; I think her sister's story would have been more enthralling. I think I would have abandoned it if I'd have been reading it (only because I have so many other books to read) but as an audio book, was fine.
This is Hancock's 2nd book following 'the Two of Us' - in this she describes her life following the death of her husband. I found her very honest writing about how she felt about finding out she had German ancestry and having lived through the war with her family, she was very candid about her own prejudices in very open and frank way. Not as good as her first book but still a pleasant enough read.
I thought initially this would be a little boring but I was surprised by Sheila Hancock's account of her life after John Thaw had passed away and I guess it leaves you wondering how you would cope in the same situation. The last couple of paragraphs brings a tear to your eye.
Sheila Hancock is fiesty and I am glad. Although I doubt she is an easy travelling companion her determination to face the demons of grief and to analise her choices, views, prejudices has to be admired. I'm glad she kept the house in Provence.