A Positively Final Appearance: A Journal, 1996-98

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 343 pages
My Name Escapes Me (Thorndike Press, 1/98), the diaries of Sir Alec Guinness through summer 1996, became an international bestseller. This new volume continues from there. Sir Alec reports on matters personal, local, national, and cultural with varying measures of acerbity and affection. He muses fascinatingly on everything from health and cooking to politics, books, films, and -- of course -- theater. The result is a worthy successor to the highly acclaimed volume of diaries.

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There is something wonderfully perverse about Alec Guinness publishing his diaries. He is, after all, one of those actors who made his mark precisely by obliterating his own personality in favour of ... Read full review

A POSITIVELY FINAL APPEARANCE: A Journal 1996-1998

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The retired actor muses with humble precision on the little details of his life; the results are sometimes mundane, often witty, and occasionally transcendent. Readers of Guinness's previously ... Read full review

Contents

Men as Trees Walking
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A Dry Month
6
The Cruellest Month
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