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Subject: Re: A Platform with Sheila Hancock,

Theresa H
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Date Posted: Monday, October 20, 05:00:20am
In reply to: Leila 's message, "A Platform with Sheila Hancock," on Friday, October 17, 10:30:14am

Hi Leila - thanks very much for your reviews of the Sheila's book signing event. It's good to be able to read about it, when there is no way in the world I could have been there. It was nice that you were able to catch up with Sheila again personally and that you met Clare Eden!

Makes me sad to think that Sheila has been so depressed, but it's completely understandable. I'm sure Sheila writing about her experiences helps somewhat - even if only temporarily. I'm really looking forward to reading Sheila's book.

I'll let JAnet know your review is on the Forum as I don't think she's getting on her P.C. too much lately with a new and VERY frisky attention-seeking kitten in the Steele household!

Good luck with your studies and thanks again.

>The National Theatre, London, Wednesday 15th October
>As with the Platform in 2005, Sandi Toksvig, is
>chairing the event. Sandi introduced Sheila with the
>same story she told when I saw them in 2005, where she
>first meet Sheila when she was working on the hit
>musical Annie. Then she introduces Sheila, who walks
>on to a large cheer. They start by talking about
>Sheilaís house in France and why she went there after
>The Two of Us: My Life With John Thaw came out. Sheila
>explained that she was in deep depression after a
>Christmas. Sheila went to France however she ended up
>going further into depression because the house
>reminded her so much of John, she could also smell the
>smoke, of Johnís cigarettes. It was then she was
>offered to write for the Daily Mail. Sheila then spoke
>about her time in Italy. She talked about cooking
>classes, travelling with a group, and her reactions to
>different counties, she travelled too, I canít really
>say much as it gives away too much of the book, and I
>donít want to soil it for people who havenít read it
>I joined the queue to get my book signed and Sheila
>asked me to wait, we had a nice chat and I finally
>meet Clare Eden, Sheila's PA who I have emailed with
>since I was 18! I had a lovely chat with Sheila and
>the rest of the team around her. It was another lovely
>night, I really enjoyed myself and had a wondeful
>time. I am going to write a faller report when I have
>more time,
>Love Leila

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