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Just Me | [Sheila Hancock]

Just Me

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Two of Us, this is a moving, honest, and charming account of life after John Thaw, read by Sheila herself.

"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.'"

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Two of Us, this is a moving, honest, and charming account of life after John Thaw, read by Sheila herself.

"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 relived her life with John Thaw - years packed with love and family, delight and despair. And then she looked ahead. What next? Gardening, grannying and grumbling, while they all had their pleasures, weren't going to fill the aching void that John had left.

"Live adventurously", a Quaker advice, was hovering around her brain. Putting her and John's much loved house in France on the market, she embarked on a series of journeys. She tried holidaying alone, contending with invisibility and budget flights. She tried travelling in a group, but the questions she wanted to ask were never the ones the guide wanted to answer.

She tried relaxing - harder than you might think. Finally, heading out of her comfort zone, she found her travels, and the things she discovered, led her back to her past; to consider her generation - the last to experience the Second World War - and the kind of person it made her.

Just Me is a book about moving on, but it is also about looking back, and looking anew. Sheila, whether facing down burglars and Easyjet staff or making friends with waiters and taxi drivers, whether unearthing secrets in Budapest, getting arrested in Thailand, exulting in the art of Venice or searching for a decent cup of coffee in Dorset, is never less than stimulating company.

Honest - because if you can't say what you think at 73, when can you? - insightful and wonderfully down to earth, she is a woman seizing the future with wit, gusto and curiosity, on her own.

©2008 Sheila Hancock; (P)2008 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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    This is a sequel to 'The Two of us'. Really enjoyed it. Ms hancock is a great narrator of her own personal story after the death of John Thaw.

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  • Elizabeth
    Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
    11/26/08
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    ""Just Me""

    Such a well balanced and entertaining book written by one who has successfully journeyed through bereavement to emerge as a person who has worked hard to become able and ready to pick up and enjoy life albeit as an 'older' 'single' lady. Sheila writes with insight on just how difficult it can be to engage with society and friends after the death of a loved one, but also her insights help to speak into how it can be for anyone who lives life alone whether by choice or circumstances. A jolly good entertaining, very well read book that is sure to entertain.

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  • David
    Skegness, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    2/8/09
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    "I love this lady"

    I love this woman, she tells it as it is, Her life , sadness, her thoughts on people, the reading of poems, just great.

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