A Positively Final Appearance : A Journal, 1996-98.
Place Published: New York, NY, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Viking Penguin,
Date Published: 1999.
Description: STATED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION/FIRST PRINTING. 246 pages with index. This book and jacket are AS NEW (never read). Dust jacket notes read: In A Positively Final Appearance, a journal written from the summer of 1996 through 1998, Guinness observes Britain during the tumultuous times of the death of Princess Diana and the election of Tony Blair as prime minister. Other matters, however, continued to hold equal importance in Hampshire, where Guinness leads a quintessential English country life with his painter wife: the difficulties of the plane trees during the dry summer, the extraordinary appearance in the skies of the Hale-Bopp comet, and experiments with Chinese cooking inspired by a television show. Then, of course, there are the books, films and plays that were enjoyed-mostly. Charles Dickens and Patrick O'Brian are read with delight. Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated with a visit to see Baz Luhrmann's film William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, which gives pleasure despite its title and the fact that it leads to the melancholy thought that the worst Romeo ever was "none other than me, moi-meme." There are frank (and surprising) reflections on the effects of the Star Wars films Guinness has appeared in and reminiscences both hilarious and poignant of such well-known performers as Beatrice Lille, Humphrey Bogarty, and Noel Coward. Wonderful anecdotes about Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Diana, Elsa Maxwell and many others. An entertaining read! JMVintage specializes in books, magazines and other treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and other curious people.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Fine in Very Fine dj
Book Id: 1035