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positively final appearance

Alec Guinness

positively final appearance

a journal 1996-98

by Alec Guinness

  • 214 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Guinness, Alec, -- 1914-,
  • Actors -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlec Guinness.
    GenreAnecdotes.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[8],246p. ;
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18584179M
    ISBN 100241137888

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A New York Times Notable Book from an Oscar award-win 4/5. The book is a sort of journal, a valid form of biography, and covers his closing years ending shortly before his death in By now Sir Alec Guinness in his late eighties is rather frail, considers himself `elderly and rather infirm' as is aware of the dangers of becoming a curmudgeon - but despite his watchfulness he still embarrasses /5.

About A Positively Final Appearance. A New York Times Notable Book from an Oscar award-winning icon. These journal entries are comprised of Sir Alec Guinness’s observations on Britain during the tumultuous times of Princess Diana’s death and the election of Tony Blair, and comments on his quintessentially English country life with his wife.

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