A Divided Life: Memoirs (Bryan Forbes) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography section. priced at just £6.00!
London: Heinemann, 1992, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Appendices ;
From the cover: It would be a mistake to describe this mordant, though often wildly tunny, odyssey as just another show business autobiography, for, as might be expected, Bryan Forbes tells his story with the directness and honesty that have characterised his divided life as an actor, author and film maker of distinction.
Marshalling his recollections with humour and compassion, he writes incisively of his enduring friendships with Dame Edith Evans, Graham Greene, Peter Sellers, Katharine Hepburn, Elton John, Bette Davis, Terence Rattigan and Enid Bagnold, to name but a few of the famous who punctuate his personal narrative. He also does not spare himself in the telling of the turbulent years when he was head of production for EMI at Elstree studios, and is equally frank in giving his version of the now infamous production of Macbeth with Peter OToole at the Old Vic.
Whether he is writing with affectionate warmth of his wife and family or describing the many hilarious exploits that have bestrewn his long career, the author employs an unerring photographic eye for intimate detail.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily so at the margins.
Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.