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Sheila Hancock takes pride in her irascibility

11 June 2022

9:00 AM

11 June 2022

9:00 AM

Old Rage Sheila Hancock

Bloomsbury, pp.272, 18.99

This book begins with Sheila Hancock wondering why she is being offered a damehood. I must say I slightly wondered too, but it seems that most actresses become dames if they live long enough: vide Joan Collins, Penelope Keith, Joanna Lumley etc. And Hancock, as well as acting and making brilliant appearances on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, also does lots of charity work.

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