London. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1972. Proof copy, corrected and not for publication. Wrappers. [x], 250 pages. 16 hors-text b&w photographic plates. 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). 0.4kg. 0297994115. English. Very good; general shelf wear to wrappers, rubbing and creasing to spine, faint sunning to front wrapper. There is a pencilled list of corrections on the final page.
A corrected, proof copy of the third volume in Beaton's series of six diaries. The Happy Years picks up Beaton's life after the Second World War. It was a busy time for him in terms of his career and he spent much of his time travelling between England and America. It was during this period that Beaton and Greta Garbo had their affair and he writes about it here with honesty and feeling.