The People’s Friend Presents… A Helping Hand

The People's Friend Presents... A Helping Hand by Anne Pack

A puppy helps forge new friendships in this observant story by Anne Pack, as The People’s Friend Presents… A Helping Hand.

Susan had told herself she wouldn’t get dragged into caring for her daughter’s dog. But there were compensations…

Our reader for this romantic story is Lesley Mackie. Lesley was born and bred in Dundee, going to Hawkhill Primary School and Harris Academy. She has performed on stage, television – and even in one notable cult film, The Wicker Man. In 1986 she won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Judy Garland in the West End play Judy written by her husband, Terry Wale, who she met in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Perth Theatre. Other favourite roles are Edith Piaf and Shirley Valentine. As well as radio work, she has recorded over 160 audio books. She and Terry now live in Perth.

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Dan McGachey