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Noel Coward: A Biography, 1st Ed.

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Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized octavo and 24 pages of black and white photographs. ISBN: 0684809370. In researching this definitive biography, the author traveled far and wide interviewing dozens of Coward's contemporaries - both friends and enemies. This biography is distinguished both by the unprecedented access to Coward's private papers and correspondence given to the author, as well as its status as the first biography to acknowledge and address Coward's homosexuality. Tight binding.

Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.

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Simon & Schuster, New York
Made of:
paper-bound hardcover with dust jacket
Philip Hoare
Page count:
6.5"L x 1.5"D x 9.75"H