Joan met at least two of her three husbands working as an award-winning copywriter in London’s top advertising agencies. She wrote a column for Junior about her young daughter, who now aged 21, has had the sense not to read a word her mother writes. Juggling job and baby, Joan also ran a comedy club, writing and performing sketch
shows, even appearing on the same bill as Jo Brand. Once Joan hosts her own show on Vectis Radio, having penned four books, including an island-based thriller, The Killing of Mummy’s Boy based on her meeting with a murderer.
As a university lecturer, she taught Noel Fielding all he knows about advertising which is probably why he became a comedian.