Public Places

Public Places

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Sian Phillips brings the remarkable honesty, personal insight and memorable writing that characterised "Private Faces" to this second volume of autobiography. "Public Places" tells the story of her second marriage to actor Peter O'Toole. They were one of the country's most glamorous couples but as O'Toole's career took off with "Lawrence Of Arabia" so Sian began to find her own increasingly sidelined. A famous hellraiser Sian describes the mad and wonderfully impulsive times alongside the tempestuous, insecure and often lonely periods in their marriage. Funny, moving and without bitterness it is a riveting account of life with one of the world's most famous actors as well as her subsequent and much publicised third marriage to younger actor Robin Sachs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 340g
  • Sceptre
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 2 x 8 b/w
  • 0340712589
  • 9780340712580

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'Magnificent' -- Sunday Times 'Longing for the next instalment' -- The Observer 'A fascinating read, easily one of the best autobiographies of the year' -- Lynn Barber in the Daily Telegraph 'A compelling portrait of marriage that is theatrical in every sense.' -- Fanny Blake 'a very, very satisfying read' -- THE SUNDAY TIMES
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About Sian Phillips

Sian Phillips began acting in BBC Radio when only 11. Since then she has appeared in numerous plays, films and TV dramas, including I CLAUDIUS, GOODBYE MR CHIPS, SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, THE SCOLD'S BRIDLE, and MARLENE which is shortly to open on Broadway. She has received several acting awards both here and in America. She was married to Peter O'Toole for 20 years and has two daughters.
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4 40% (19)
3 25% (12)
2 8% (4)
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