Blessings in Disguise: Alec Guinness

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The official memoir of Alec Guinness de Cuffe, whose birth certificate recorded in the space for his father’s name ‘a speculative blank’. The actor recounts his rootless beginnings in countless hotels, lodging houses and flats with his mother, and goes on to recall peculiar encounters with theatrical luminaries such as Edith Evans, Sybil Thorndike and John Gielgud. He also provides witty pen portraits of Edith Sitwell, Evelyn Waugh, Vivien Leigh and Ernest Hemingway. This first edition was published in 1985 by Hamish Hamilton.

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The official memoir of Alec Guinness de Cuffe, whose birth certificate recorded in the space for his father’s name ‘a speculative blank’. The actor recounts his rootless beginnings in countless hotels, lodging houses and flats with his mother, and goes on to recall peculiar encounters with theatrical luminaries such as Edith Evans, Sybil Thorndike and John Gielgud. He also provides witty pen portraits of Edith Sitwell, Evelyn Waugh, Vivien Leigh and Ernest Hemingway. This first edition was published in 1985 by Hamish Hamilton.

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