VGC.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,small nick and crease on the edges of the cover and spine) with Dj(small nicks,creases and scratch on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with two small marks and ink mark on the outer edges,two small marks on the edges of page 38 and 39,a couple of creases and small nick on the edges of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first page of the book.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.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.