W H Allen. London. 1972. First edition. Inscribed by the author in ink to title-page - 'With thanks & good wishes Charles Castle. Hardback; brown cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 272 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in b&w. English. 255 x 170mm. 1kg. 9780491005340. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear, short 1cm tear at head of spine neatly repaired with tape to verso.
The life of Noel Coward, told through words and pictures. The biography was written as an accompaniment to the author's film This is Noel Coward. The book and the film were created with the input of Coward, and include his and his colleagues reminiscences and tributes. Photographs, playbills, cartoons, lyrics and scores form a rich tapestry of Coward's life. Inscribed by Charles Castle.