'In my time I have said some teworthy and exceptionally memorable things' Noel Coward. A delightful and revealing collection of quotations from the master wordsmith, Noel Coward. In his plays, verse, song lyrics, stories and everyday life, he chose his words to uniquely stylish and truthful effect. This insightful portrait includes t only his best-loved witticisms, bons mots and lyrics but also excerpts from his private papers and hidden gems from unpublished material. Barry Day delves into the whole range of Coward's talents, as well as his thoughts on theatre, England, the Arts, religion, life and the man himself. In His Own Words displays the usual frivolity, and a surprising capacity for depth and compassion.
Barry Day has written extensively on Noel Coward. Having co-authored My Life with Noel Coward with Graham Payn, he edited Coward's Revue Sketches and Parodies, co-edited the revised Theatrical Companion to Coward and edited and annotate the Complete Lyrics. He then edited The Unknown Noel, a collection of previously unpublished material from the Coward Archive. His most recent work is the acclaimed, The Letters of Noel Coward. He was awarded an OBE for services to British Culture in the US.