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Sir Alec Guinness was one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. With a talent recognised from his very first appearance on the stage, he gained a worldwide reputation. Guinness was a man who vigorously guarded his privacy and, despite publishing an autobiography, and two volumes of his diaries, he remained an enigma to the general public and a mystery even to his family and closest friends. After his death in August 2000, his widow asked the author Piers Paul Read, who had been a friend of her husband, to write his biography. He was given full co-operation by the Guinness family and free access to Sir Alec's papers, including his private and unpublished diaries. Join Piers Paul Read for a penetrating and perceptive insight into the life of an intriguing and complex man.
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