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Bring on the Empty Horses



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Author: David Niven

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Publish Date: 05 Jun 2006

ISBN-13: 9780340839959

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Here is Niven at his best. He and Errol Flynn were filming The Charge of the Light Brigade for a director, Michael Curtiz, ‘whose Hungarian-orientated English was a joy to us all’. High on the rostrum he decided the moment had come to order the arrival on the scene of a hundred riderless chargers. “Okay,” he yelled into a megaphone, “Bring on the empty horses!” ‘

BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is the second part of David Niven’s internationally bestselling autobiography, following the superbly entertaining THE MOON’S A BALLOON. Both books were highly acclaimed by the critics and remain as wonderful reminders of a much-loved actor who epitomised, for many, the essential British gent, even when surrounded by the stars of Hollywood.
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Table of Contents

He is nothing if not an individualist: a raconteur of style and sophistication and a writer with imagination and a sense of pace … It adds to his stature * Coventry Evening Telegraph * One of the most illuminating books yet to come out about Hollywood * Press and Journal * Niven still tells a good tale * The Observer * David Niven gives a marvellously readable account of his contacts with Hollywood * Birmingham Post * A really glamorous autobiography * Woman * BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES has star quality * Christchurch Star, New Zealand * BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES surpasses his first book. It is fun personified, hilarious in parts, highly entertaining and provides excellent reading * Evening Post, Port Elizabeth * So bring on the empty horses and fill their saddles with shades of Cooper, Gable, Fairbanks and Flynn. This time David Niven is riding a winner * Irish Times * His charm and twinkling sense of humour are rarely completely suppressed * Sunday Express * A big name-dropping bitch of a book written with a wit as sharp as a dagger – and more than one famous personality gets it right between the shoulder blades … Niven continues to weave the spell he cast on us with his autobiography * Belfast Telegraph * Hilariously readable * Sunday Telegraph * Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood. * New York Times Book Review * BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is a delight from start to finish. With shrewdness and warmth … Niven brings us to Hollywood in its golden prime, from the early ’30s to the age of TV. Above all, he brings us them – the outstanding stars, producers, directors, writers, tycoons and oddballs, many of whom were his friends … An inspired mix of descriptions, impressions, and anecdotes. * Publishers Weekly * Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood. * New York Times Book Review * BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is a delight from start to finish. With shrewdness and warmth . . . Niven brings us to Hollywood in its golden prime, from the early ’30s to the age of TV. Above all, he brings us them – the outstanding stars, producers, directors, writers, tycoons and oddballs, many of whom were his friends . . . An inspired mix of descriptions, impressions, and anecdotes. * Publishers Weekly * David Niven has done it again! * Boston Globe * He is nothing if not an individualist: a raconteur of style and sophistication and a writer with imagination and a sense of pace . . . It adds to his stature * Coventry Evening Telegraph * Some very funny stories indeed, well told * The Scotsman * The best book buy available at the moment * West Lancashire Evening Gazette * So bring on the empty horses and fill their saddles with shades of Cooper, Gable, Fairbanks and Flynn. This time David Niven is riding a winner * Irish Times * Hilariously readable * Sunday Telegraph * Were David Niven not a famous actor, he would be thought a brilliant writer. And after this book he will surely be thought a brilliant writer * J.K. Galbraith *
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