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Sheila Hancock


Sheila Hancock

Sheila Hancock is one of Britain's most highly regarded and popular actors, and received an OBE for services to drama in 1974 and a CBE in 2011. Since the 1950s she has enjoyed a career across Film, Television, Theatre and Radio. Her first big television role was in the BBC sitcom The Rag Trade in the early 1960s. She has directed and acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Following the death of her husband, John Thaw, she wrote a memoir of their marriage, The Two of Us, which was a number one bestseller and won the British Book Award for Author of the Year. Her memoir of her widowhood, Just Me, also a bestseller, was published in 2007. She lives in London and France.


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Sheila Hancock

Books by Sheila Hancock

by Sheila Hancock - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover, she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. Now she sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission --- to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls.