Mint condition.Hodder & Stoughton,2001.First UK edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,two small nicks on the cover) with Dj(two nicks,creases and scratch on the Dj cover),both in mint condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.The book is new with a small ink mark and crease on the outer edge of the pages,light shelf wear on the back of the Dj cover.520pp including List of illustrations,chronology,bibliography,index.Price un-clipped.Heavy book. This is another paragraph Product Description: The authorised biography of the greatest classical actor of all time John Gielgud's career, spanning almost eighty years, could be described as the history of twentieth-century British theatre. Seven years before his death, John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become his only authorised biographer, handing over to him letters and diaries and personal files. In addition to this huge archive, Morley has interviewed more than two hundred of John's colleagues, friends, rivals and critics to form a fully rounded and detailed portrait of the great man. Sheridan Morley has produced the definitive portrait of one of the most-loved actors of the twentieth century.