'An extraordinary read' The Lady
'Evans was trying to do a brisk competent professional job and then go back to his novel; Ava was a lonely old woman who needed someone to talk to in the middle of the night. Their agendas were bound to clash but it is precisely this clash that gives The Secret Conversations its vitality' Sunday Times
'Glamorous and captivating... here it is at last, full of wit and gossip' Woman's Weekly
'This new biography reveals the extraordinary life of one of Hollywood s greatest leading ladies' Woman & Home
'The anecdotes are ghoulishly compelling...Gardner irresistibly evokes a roughhouse version of Sunset Boulevard's Norman Desmond' Metro
'Evans's book preserves all the wicked wit and withering judgements of Gardner at her most unguarded' --Herald
About the Author
Peter Evans was a former columnist and foreign correspondent with the Daily Express, and had written for the Los Angeles Times and Vogue, as well as every major newspaper in Britain. He was the author of several previous books, including Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys and Peter Sellers: The Mask Behind the Mask.