A Pocketful of Happiness
A Pocketful of Happiness
Richard E Grant

A Pocketful of Happiness



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In 1982, aspiring actor Richard E Grant met and fell in love with renowned dialect coach Joan Washington. Their relationship and marriage, navigating the highs and lows of Hollywood, parenthood and loss, lasted almost forty years. When Joan died in 2021, her final challenge to him was to ‘find a pocketful of happiness in every day’.


A deeply personal memoir of love, loss and a life lived together told brilliantly with candour and humour. ‘A Pocketful of Happiness’ is a powerful, funny and moving celebration of life’s unexpected joys.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781398519473
  • Number of pages: 336
  • With colour photographs