Coming Up for the Third Time

by Sandra Billington

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In her youth a fortune-teller had predicted that “she would be surrounded by love but none of it would work out”, and the memoir follows the tortuous progress of her private life, which even includes an encounter with Mick Jagger. Integral to the tale is a vivid account of the social history of the post-war era, up to the turn of the new millennium, where the story ends in Billington’s deathbed reconciliation with her mother.

The memoir is written in the third person, using the name Stephanie, and it begins with her mother’s own difficult childhood.






In 2003 Sandra retired from her post as Reader in Renaissance Theatre, Glasgow University, and decided to put together a number of bizarre events that had been kept in the closet for a good many years. Coming Up for the Third Time is the result.