The Two of Us

The Two of Us : My Life with John Thaw - 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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When John Thaw, the star of "The Sweeney", Inspector Morse and Goodnight Mister Tom, died in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors. 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. Written with honesty, wit and intelligence, "The Two of Us" is a remarkable book: a biography of a born actor and the complex man behind the roles; a portrait of a passionate marriage that weathered drink, separation and cancer; a raw, heartbreaking and sometimes bleakly humorous diary of life after bereavement and, above all, a wonderfully vivid evocation of two lives lived to the utmost.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 21st Birthday Celebratory ed
  • 0747590133
  • 9780747590132
  • 1,771,748

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'A book of exceptional emotional candour' Sunday Telegraph 'Hancock's memoir traces the coinciding lines of their lives her writing is starkly honest she is never less than courageous and often desperately moving' Daily Telegraph 'Startlingly good Hancock is remarkably good at evoking period and place' Sunday Times 'A graceful, honest account of life and enduring love' Observer Pick of 2004show more

About Sheila Hancock

Sheila Hancock was born in 1933 and attended RADA before embarking on a successful career in acting, both on stage and screen. She was awarded the OBE in 1974. Sheila Hancock lives in London.show more

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