The author has worked extensively in theatre and is well known for her roles in "Coronation Street" and "Brookside". In this book she writes about her life and includes people, places and events that have touched and moved her, and that have provided a structure to her life.
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Book Description Thorsons. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 165 pages. "If we can hold on to the messy times, and admit they happened and not pretend they didn't, then that in itself makes us bigger." Sue Johnston does just this, by telling us stories - funny, touching, dramatic stories.She tells us about her extraordinary and huge family, including Grandpa 'the Duke' who drove the Flying Scotsman, the adventures and misadventures of the aunts, uncles and cousins, and how she won the Second World War aged eighteen months. - She tells us vividly and hilariously about "the people, places and events that touched me and moved me and that I have held on to". Here are the heady days of the Cavern Club with the Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers; the exploits of the young actress on the road in political theatre alongside the likes of David Hare and the five foot tall Dracula, and here is the 'stick insect' woman and her attempts to stop smoking, keep fit and stay sane into the bargain. All this and much more is in this book, richly illustrated with photographs and drawings and presented by a new and exciting writing talent who has already, as Sheila Grant in Brookside, taught us howto Hold on to the Messy Times. Bookseller Inventory # 8985