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Noël Coward
Birth date: December 13, 1901
Died: March 26, 1973
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
Madame Arcati: You say she's visible only to your husband? Ruth Condomine: Yes. Madame Arcati: Visible only to husband. Audible too, I presume? Ruth Condomine: Extremely audible. Blithe Spirit, written in 1941, is a light comedy about a writer, Charles Condomine, who is looking for new material for...
Imogen's Typewriter.
Imogen's Typewriter. rated it 4 years ago
A very close second for my favourite, I found myself laughing out loud more than once as I read. In this story a writer accidentally brings back the ghost of his dead wife, much to the distaste of his current wife. You can't beat that. The work up to the ending is flawless, especially when you consi...
Imogen's Typewriter.
Imogen's Typewriter. rated it 4 years ago
My favourite of Noël Cowards work, I saw this in Manchester a couple of years ago and found it absolutely hilarious. Two exes find each other in a hotel while on their honeymoon with their new spouses. Reading it was a pleasure, the story is funny and the characters are well developed. They aren't p...
Imogen's Typewriter.
Imogen's Typewriter. rated it 4 years ago
I love the dialogue in Noël Cowards work, but for this one- one of his earlier works from 1920, the plot didn't quite fit for me. I wouldn't have known quite what was going on if I hadn't read the forward I don't think. It was still worth reading though. Nobody writes British wit quite like Noël Cow...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4, under-100-ratings, spring-2013, play-dramatisation, fradio, amusing Read from April 05 to 06, 2013 Sat: 06/04/2013BBC blurb: Often thought of as semi autobiographical, Noël Coward's 'Present Laughter' follows a few days in the life of successful and self-obsessed actor Garr...
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