( full title is " Noel Coward an Audio Biography ", presented by Sheridan Morley )
A fascinating exploration of the life and times of Britain's most sophisticated and prolific writer, singer and actor.
"The World has treated me very well - but then, I haven't always treated it so badly either" - Noel Coward.
Describing himself as being blessed with "a talent to amuse", Sir Noel Coward was for more than half-a-century, his own invention and contribution to the world of show-business. Playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, his work spanned the period from 1920s café society, through war-time patriotism, to 1960s cabaret in Las Vegas, through to a final film appearance opposite Michael Caine.
Sir Laurence Olivier, Lord Mountbatten, Dame Edith Evans and Graham Payne are just some of the voices heard on this audiobook, paying tribute to the urbane and elegant star.
There are also extracts from Sheridan Morley's interviews with Coward and his friends, as well as several recordings of his best-loved songs. Together, they form an insightful, amusing and fascinating picture of one of the 20C's theatrical greats.