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A mouth watering rendition of Thora's everyday life.
on 12 August 2000
There is a wonderful frankness in the way Thora writes. She doesn't pull any punches when it comes to bureaucratic behaviour by BBC Commisionaires and Security staff. However she is able to draw you in so that you want to find out more. I listened to this book on audio cassette in my car and found it most frustrating when I had finished my journey, only to switch Thora off. I longed to play-on to hear many of her humorous escapades. I loved the time she was so funny that it made someones teeth fall out! Thora is a wonderful encourager, and her recognition of Derec Longden's comedy talents, and the ability of Alan Bennett to write words that are truly meaningful, like his 'Fish and Two', has helped these writers to develop their style. Thora portrays very dramatically the quandry she feels as an actress having to use lines and words that could be offensive in some circles. Having decided to say these words like in 'Waiting for the Telegram' she has a gift that delivers them with such power and emotion that they become secondary to the underlying plot. Thora Hird is like the Queen Mother of show business and I hope that she will still be entertaining us when Thora is 100 years of age.