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    DescriptionJune Spencer may well be best known as matriarch Peggy Archer (now Woolley), of one of the UK's best known and longest running soap operas, but aged 90 now, she'd seen and done a lot before (and since) joining the Archers 60 years ago. The only original member of the cast still in The Archers, June has worked in showbusiness since the age of 12, when she wrote and produced her own stage shows for her family. She grew up to become an after-dinner entertainer, finally making her way to radio, starring in classics such as Dick Barton and Children's Hour. Born back when milk was collected in a jug from the local store, June takes us back in time as she affectionately recalls the slower pace of childhood, life during the second world war, a that she hardly knew returning from Burma, and later, his decline due to Alzheimer's and the subsequent identical story line with her fictional husband. June also talks about 60 years of life with the Archers, telling all about characters, classic storylines and her own life, from playing Mary Queen of Scots and bringing up children, to meeting the Queen. Where Peggy is stern and doesn't see the funny side of things, June's endearing story is infused with humour and a joy of life.

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    The Road to Ambridge
    My Life, Peggy and the Archers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) June Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 475 g
    ISBN 13: 9781907532252
    ISBN 10: 1907532250

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: APW, APB
    BISAC V2.8: PER008000
    DC22: 791.44028092
    BIC subject category V2: ATR, CVF
    Thema V1.0: ATL
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations ports.
    JR Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    JR Books Ltd
    Publication date
    25 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    For 60 years June Spencer has played Peggy Archer in BBC Radio 4's soap series, The Archers. In 1991 she was awarded an OBE.