Chameleon's Dish - Nora NicholsonPaul Elek, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded. Price Clipped.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “It might be worth your while was Frank Benson’s grudging verdict after Nora Nicholson, fresh from the vicarage at Leamington Spa, had given her first trembling audition. But she began auspiciously in his touring company with Puck, one of the Princes in the Tower, a glorious one night stand as Juliet, and Dolly in You Never Can Tell. This thorough grounding in the classics took her to the Old Vie and to association with many of the most distinguished actors, directors and writers of this century: Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Baliol Holloway, Ernest Milton, John Gielgud, Tyrone Guthrie, T S Eliot, Christopher Fry and Noel Coward. In addition she has sung for concert parties, stooged for comedians, risked life and limb on location for films and television, and generally won her way into our hearts with her portrayal of eccentric old ladies. The most recent of these were Nursie in Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On and Aunt Juley in the BBC Forsyte Saga.
By now a face known to millions, Nora Nicholson glows in the theatrical firmament, one of the select band of brilliant supporting players on whom the British stage tradition has so much depended. In this autobiography she shows how, like the chameleon, she has changed the colour of her skin with every part she has played and with the ups and downs of her career; but as a professional and as a friend, she is constancy itself. Sir John Gielgud says it all in his foreword: She is a tonic and an example, a rare possessor of faith, hope and charity. What more can one desire?”