The autobiography of a much-loved stage and TV actor, a
born raconteur and a natural writer. In his varied career
Timothy West has worked in the box-office at Frinton,
as assistant stage manager at Newquay, in weekly rep at
Hull, then, via a two-year contract at Salisbury, on
to roles in the West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company,
doing the classics on tour with Prospect, performing Dickens
and Dostoyevsky on television, running the Old Vic,
and marrying an actress called Prunella Scales ...
But as he tells it, it all seems to happen a bit by accident,
a bit by surprise. The modesty is engaging. The humour is irresistible.
'Delightfully entertaining' - Sunday Times