Quite apart from the fact that this is already clearly the theatre book of the year, it is also in my view one of the best autobiographical accounts of an actor I have ever read.
The book is deeply honest without being sensational. There are some very funny sections and some very moving ones...A most unusual account of a most unusual actor.
a most compelling, intimate and moving portrait
A wonderful book, 'artless' in the best sense, and written with such simplicity, directness and good humour.
Moving and understated life of one of our favourite theatrical knights.
A valuable record of his life and times...a very honest and engaging book from a modest man who became all he wanted to be
Moving and funny... characterised by honesty and sincerity... Not to be missed