The Time of My Life: Entertaining the Troops - Her Wartime Journals

The Time of My Life: Entertaining the Troops - Her Wartime Journals

by JoyceGrenfell (Author)


First published in 1989, this is a collection of the letters and journals Joyce Grenfell kept on her travels during the Second World War, revealing hilarious as well as fascinating insights and observations to Cairo, Baghdad and India.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 412
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Sceptre
Published: 05 Mar 1998

ISBN 10: 0340712430
ISBN 13: 9780340712436

Author Bio
Joyce Grenfell was born Joyce Phipps, daughter of the youngest of the beautiful American Langhorne sisters, of whom the most celebrated was Nancy, Lady Astor. Her girlhood, spent on the fringes of the famous Cliveden set among such men as George Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward, spanned the twenties, but it was not until 1938, at a dinner party, that she gave an impromptu imitation of a Women's Institute speaker and discovered her genius for dramatic monologue. She was an accomplished actress and starred in many well known films, including the St Trinian's series along with George Cole, Alastair Sim and Frankie Howerd. She was also a regular to television, radio and the stage, and entertained troops during the war with her usual wit, charm and humour. She died in 1979.