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This review is from: Margaret Rutherford (Kindle Edition)
Long after her death, Margaret Rutherford's legacy lives on. She continues to be remembered for her portrayal of Miss Marple; for some her interpretation of the character is definitive.
This book details her stage and film appearances in the context of events in her personal life. I found the story of her early years compelling; I had no idea of the tragedies suffered and her links with the Benn family. Absolutely fascinating. Until I read this book, I was unaware that she suffered from severe depression. The agonies she endured in having this treated whilst continuing to give stage performances is beyond imagination. And all credit to her for carrying on.
I would have given five stars; in some parts there was too much detail about the plot of stage plays and films which more stringent editing would have resolved. That aside, this book has made me want to look again at some of her films. I'm pleased that this lady was so well liked and respected by all who met her. She was a character, larger than life in many ways, but one who also needed almost constant care herself. An enjoyable and informed read.