Sir Laurence Olivier, Lord Mountbatten, and Joyce Carey are just some of the voices heard paying tribute to the elegant star in this audio biography, which is linked by the broadcaster and critic Sheridan Morley.
Extracts from interviews with Coward himself, several of his songs and moments from his plays come together to form a fascinating picture of one of the 20th century's theatre greats.
Gershwin's musical genius is undeniable and this book explores both the man and his works with extensive material from the Gershwin's family archive, exclusive interviews with musicians and other unique sources. This fresh account is further livened by a splendid reading from Sheridan Morley who contributes to this entertaining and informed account of one of America's greatest composers.
"Good overview of major works"
Sheridan Morley writes: "When my father died at eighty-four on the morning of Derby Day 1992 (one of the few he ever missed), he and I had been together for just over fifty years. In the immediate aftermath of his sudden death, I knew two things; how much I would always miss the sheer joy of his company, and how much I wanted to write about him, if only to explain to myself and my children the life and career of the last great Boulevardier of his or any other time."