This book takes readers back to David Niven's childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school and to his army years and wartime service. After the war, he returned to America and there came his Hollywood success in films such as "Wuthering Heights" and "Around the World in 80 Days".This book takes readers back to David Niven's childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school and to his army years and wartime service. After the war, he returned to America and there came his Hollywood success in films such as "Wuthering Heights" and "Around the World in 80 Days".Read Less
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New. David Niven has had one of the most varied lives, as well as one of the most spectacular film careers, of our time. his Father was killed in the First World War, and later his Mother, reduced to poverty, re-married a man whom David cordially detested. He was bullied at prep school, expelled, sent to a corrective school, refused communication with his mother, and when he finally went to an establishment where he was happy, he was caught cheating, with painful results. Meanwhile he had gotten a reputation as a humorist which anyone who has seen his films will know that he has kept up. As a result what might have been a Dickensian tale of woe and tribulation becomes a hilarious account of schoolboy adventures. At Stowe, which he loved, he distinguished himself as an athlete. In America, where he was treated with endearing hospitality, he became a bootlegger, an organizer of Indoor Pony Races, and finally, through a piece of luck which would seem impossible if it were not true he sailed his way into Hollywood studios and starred from 1935 to 1939. Rare out of Print 1972 First Edition copy in Perfect condiiton. Book has never been opened, never read. There is a price sticker on the inside on the Dust Jacket showing the book was originally purchased at Fred Hanna Inc. in London for 6.05 Pounds. Guaranteed Quality. BR12.
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