Forever Sweethearts

Sixty Years of Love, Life & Laughter in Liverpool
June Bernicoff
Sweethearts and soulmates for 60 years, June and Leon Bernicoff had a lifetime of love and laughter together.

We fell in love with them on Gogglebox, where their warmth, cheeky gags and unending love for each other shone through our screens. When Leon sadly died at Christmas 2017, after spending every day since 1955 with his beloved June, the nation was left heartbroken. In this nostalgic, beautifully written book, June looks back at their time together, sharing treasured memories of a life truly well-lived.

She tells of their courtship as students in the 1950s - how they fought to marry despite their parents' disapproval, and just what living in 1960s Liverpool was like. Building a life together, creating a family in their loving home, Liverpool was a place Leon and June would never move from.

They experienced their fair share of highs and lows, but always got through everything together. As Leon often reminded himself: 'As long as June's here, I'm all right.'

*Previously published as Leon & June: Our Story*

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9781788701709 (04 Apr 2019)
RRP £8.99
9781788701457 (20 Sep 2018)
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More about June Bernicoff

June Bernicoff was born in South Wales in 1937, and is best known and well-loved for appearing on the award-winning television show Gogglebox. June was married to her husband of 57 years, Leon, who passed away in 2017. They met in 1955 at teacher training college, and were together for the next six decades, having two daughters together, Helen and Julie.

The first to be cast for Gogglebox, Leon and June were viewers' immediate firm favourites, becoming national treasures for their heartwarming relationship and brilliant wit. So great was their direct, down-to-earth, spot on commentary, they helped the show win many major awards, including a Bafta.

You can find June on Twitter @LeonAndJune, where she would love to hear from you.