Life of Kenneth Tynan

Life of Kenneth Tynan

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VGC.Weidenfeld & Nicolson,1987.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,light shelf wear on the cover)with Dj(some creases,nicks and scratches on the Dj cover,small marks inside the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with a couple of ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges,small pencil mark impression and a crease on the edge of the first page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Price un-clipped.467pp including List of illustrations,source notes,index.Heavy book. This is another paragraph Product Description: 'Rouse tempers, goad and lacerate, raise whirlwinds' - these instructions were pinned above the desk of Kenneth Tynan and he followed them religiously. He wasthe first drama critic since Bernard Shaw, architect of Olivier's National Theatre repertoire, deviser of the erotic review Oh! Calcutter!, journalist and social reformer. In this moving and sometimes shocking biography Kathleen Tynan traces her husband's life from his illegitimate birth and provincial childhood, through his rebellious undergraduate years at Oxford to his dazzling career as the 'first postwar British myth' - actor, director, writer, flamboyantpersonality and provocateur of the Establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. -