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This site John Chapman, The Pedlar Press, 2008

The Author

A new biography

Peggie Sheridan was a dancer. She was also many other things; but above all she was an entertainer. Born into the Edwardian theatre, she appeared in the West End in her teens and led an adventurous life in South Africa, India and the Far East in the Twenties and Thirties. With her first husband she travelled from Calcutta to Karachi - much of the time in a home-made caravan - and eventually settled in Malaya. Escaping from the Japanese in 1942, she spent the war years in Australia, then returned to Malaya to found a successful fashion house during the Emergency. She knew the Empire in its prime, and in its declining years. Married three times, she knew triumph and tragedy; and she lived to be over a hundred.
This is her remarkable story.

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