Just heard the news that Victoria Wood has died – what sad news.
Obviously a huge loss and terrible sadness for the family and close friends.
But so sad also to think that we will not get to see anything new from this wonderful writer.
As my book choices recently showed I loved Housewife 49, and there are so many of her works that are among my firm favourites of things to watch. I thought Dinner Ladies was hugely funny. That Day We Sang was marvellous – a real treat last Christmas and the documentary about the making of it.
There seems to have been a disproportionate number of deaths so far this year of hugely talented people from the world of entertainment. And these people do enhance our lives, they are not saving the world or curing terrible diseases but their work adds fun, pleasure and enjoyment to our lives and it is said when they go.