Thursday, 25 February 2010

Review:- Alec GUINNESS – “A Commonplace Book”

Year Published: - 2001
Where the book was from:- My own copy
ISBN: - 0 7540 4779 2
Pages: - 182pp (Large Print)
Genre: - Literature
Location:- -
How I came across it: - Library book sale
Rating: - ***** ****
One sentence summary:- A mélange of literary snippets and memories from Sir Alec Guinness.

General comments:- A delightful mixture compiled from extracts of his journals.

AUTHOR Notes:-
Sir Alec Guinness died in 2000 at the age of 86. He was an English actor and featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He later won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. His most prominent role in his later career was as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of a "commonplace book," although I think they have gone out of fashion. I know Virginia Woolf kept one.


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