The Two of Us was a number one bestseller, selling over 726,000 copies (Nielsen BookScan) and was the book for which Sheila won the British Book Awards' Author of the Year Award. Sheila Hancock has a massive media profile, regularly appearing on TV and radio. Paperback publicity will be immense and supported with a national consumer campaign. For fans of Joan Didion, Virginia Ironside and Diana Athill.
Sheila Hancock's follow-up to "The Two Of Us", in which she looks ahead to what life after marriage to John Thaw brings. She tries gardening, grannying, grumbling which bring their own pleasures but don't entirely fill the void; she embarks on a series of journeys and travels; she considers her generation, the last to experience WWII and the kind of person it has made her. With honesty, insight, wit and curiosity she describes her new life, on her own, and the joys and challenges it brings. Strongly reviewed: 'Glorious...such an optimistic book' Paul O'Grady; 'Infused with humanity, self-perception and honesty' Joan Bakewell, "Guardian"