Noel Coward in His Own Words
'In my time I have said some noteworthy and exceptionally memorable things' Noel Coward. A delightful and revealing collection of quotations from the master wordsmith, Noel Coward. In his plays, verse, song lyrics, stories and everyday life, he chose his words to uniquely stylish and truthful effect. This insightful portrait includes not only his best-loved witticisms, bons mots and lyrics but also excerpts from his private papers and hidden gems from unpublished material. Barry Day delves into the whole range of Coward's talents, as well as his thoughts on theatre, England, the Arts, religion, life and the man himself. In His Own Words displays the usual frivolity, and a surprising capacity for depth and compassion.
A nice Christmas gift title, attractively packaged and pricedHuge interest in Coward's Life - The Letters of Noel Coward sold 12,000 copies in three monthsContains quotations from his private papers and previously unpublished materialIllustrated with line drawings, caricatures and paintings of Noel Coward
'This is a truly delightful read. With one flaw; you'llhave to buy two copies, one to keep and one to give away...' www.reviewsgate.com (July 2009)
Barry Day has written extensively on Noel Coward. Having co-authored My Life with Noel Coward with Graham Payn, he edited Coward's Revue Sketches and Parodies, co-edited the revised Theatrical Companion to Coward and edited and annotate the Complete Lyrics. He then edited The Unknown Noel, a collection of previously unpublished material from the Coward Archive. His most recent work is the acclaimed, The Letters of Noel Coward. He was awarded an OBE for services to British Culture in the US.