Thu 2 October 2008, The Independent

Philip Hensher: You didn't do anything wrong, Miriam

By Philip Hensher
Miriam Margolyes, that wonderful actor, had a sad story to tell to Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs last week. Forty years ago, in her early twenties, she told her mother that she was a lesbian. "I spoke to her about an affair with a woman and three days later she had this stroke. I realised it was a mistake on my behalf. It was an indulgence of me to tell her that."
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