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Well written autobiography where the author isn't the main interest
on 23 July 2013
I have mixed feelings on reaching the end of this very well written autobiography. First, my interest is in Tony Hancock primarily, and then John Le Mesurier. Other than the fact that Joan was having an affair with the former whilst married to the latter my interest in Joan Le Mesurier is non existent. I have other biographies on Tony and only bought this book to read of things from Joans viewpoint. My only real criticism is the somewhat narcistic and cavalier way she mistreated John first with Tony, and later with others regardless of how brief the affairs resulted - and even preventing John from being the subject of "This Is Your Life." However, Joans story from her childhood to her living in Spain is a very good read which is difficult to put down because of the journey she took along the way. I'm left feeling that as much as I find Joan difficult to like and believe that she has had a charmed existence being involved with two of Britains best loved comedy actors and riding on their coat tails, I am grateful for her giving us this book.