Thursday, 21 April 2011

Talking about Ian and We Could Possibly Comment

This coming Monday, I will be speaking about Ian and the book, at Books in the West, an Independent bookshop, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

7.00 pm

Monday, 25th April

A Tribute to Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson, who passed away four years ago, was one of Britain’s top classical actors. Journalist and author Sharon Mail, who was a close friend of his, will be coming to Books in the West with her biography, We Could Possibly Comment, which gives an insight into Ian Richardson’s life through the tributes from more than fifty actors, directors, producers, writers and dear friends.

Here’s what the reviewers say:

"... a charming book" - S E G Hopkin,
Remembering a Classicist.

Spectator Magazine

"a multi-faceted view of one of the finest actors of our time... nor can I think of a more touching or suitable tribute to a great gentleman than this book"

Carol Ferguson, Banner Herald, Greenville Texas

"'John Sessions called this book 'a glorious and heart-warming tribute to a superb and much loved actor' I can certainly echo his praise. Highly Recommended."

Scene One Magazine

Speaking about Ian is always a pleasure, and when describing the process of bringing the book into being, I can do so in the confidence of knowing that it has been well received. Here's a review written last week by Ayrshire writer, Lesley Deschner:

"Recently I finished reading WCPC and I really felt as though I'd known Ian. Sharon has produced a well written acknowledgment of the man's achievements and his devotion to those he held dear. The book takes us through the events of his life and work with comments and interviews from many performers, writers and directors with whom Ian worked, giving a very whole picture of who Ian Richardson was.

Sharon's own memories add another level to this, indicating the warmth and welcome bestowed upon those who knew him. Greatly respected by his profession and sadly missed by fans and friends alike, Ian could not wish for a more apt tribute."

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