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Publisher Description

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is equally remembered as the author of this classic autobiography.

In his first volume, he remembers his childhood and school days, his time at Sandhurst and his early army service. He recalls America during the prohibition era and days in Hollywood before the Second World War. Of the war itself, he tells of family life back in Britain and his time on the front line in France and Germany.

THE MOON'S A BALLOON is a wonderful record of a truly remarkable and warm-hearted man, told in his inimitable style.

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David Niven
hr min
25 September

Customer Reviews

vokeyuk ,

One of the best i have ever read - or should that be listened too?

this is a fantastic look at the golden era of cinema and at one of the countries most admired and under rated stars. the story is told with warmth and modestly, the name dropping and the tales are told with genuine pleasure and in no way in an effort to elate the writer in the readers mind. i laughed out loud at many points and found that i smiled almost the whole way through.

now i have to admit that i am a fan of his work and that i had read both his biographies before but it in no way detracted from the experience. i am glad i got to reread them (as it were). well worth the money.

Motofrog ,

The Moon's a Balloon

A splendid life full of characters, tales and adventures.
Great to read, hearing it in the masters voice. Simply SUPERB .

Orchardsam ,

The Moon's a Balloon

A fascinating man who was both an entertaining actor and engaging writer. This tongue in cheek memoir reflects Niven's own unique outlook on life and is a great starting point for his other books, Bring on the Empty Horses and Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly.

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