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Joyce Grenfell - HAMPTON, Janie

John Murray, 2002, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped.

Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979) was a British institution and one of the country's best-loved entertainers, immortalized in roles such as the gym mistress, Miss Gossage ('Call me Sausage'), in The Happiest Days of Your Life, and Ruby Gates in the St Trinian's films. The author explores Joyce's tense relationship with her mother; her sadness over her childlessness; her love affair in Cairo with Prince Aly Khan; her mixed feelings about actors and the theatre; her moving acts of philanthropy and her faith in Christian Science which enabled her to endure the pain of cancer without medical treatment. The result is a rounded, affectionate portrait of a unique, complex and lovable person.

Size: 9½" x 6½"
Number of Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780719561436

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