The Life of Noel Coward - Cole LesleyLondon: Jonathan Cape, 1976, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, tape repaired closed tears to the head of the spine and further short tears. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “Adored by millions on both sides of the Atlantic for the distinctive elegance of his performance, for his contagious melodies and inimitable lyrics, be they rousing or melancholy, nostalgic or funny, for the sleek, sophisticated wit which banished rhetoric and fustian from the dialogue of the English stage, Noel Coward was, as Terence Rattigan succinctly put it, simply a phenomenon and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history. But what was Noel Coward really like? In this, the first and only biography to draw on all Noel Coward’s private papers, letters and journals, Cole Lesley gives a rich and unique first-hand portrait of the man whose household he shared for nearly forty years.”