by Patrick Newly
Simon Callow wrote in The Guardian (29.08.09) Newley’s view of this ( theatrical) world is absolutely and uniquely authentic. Of all his subjects, Byng was the biggest star . . .
Patrick Newly manages to use his affectionate closeness to Douglas Byng to reveal his life in all its stylish glory, but without any loss of shrewd objectivity. It makes a tale at once poignant and compelling. (Eric Midwinter)
Illustrated with pictures and show bills plus 6 lovely colour reproductions from Byng Ballads and More Byng Ballads by the artist Clarke Hutton.