James Roose-Evans' list of accomplishments is formidable. Fifty years ago he founded the Hampstead Theatre. He has written seventeen books, including the best-selling "Inner Journey: Outer Journey and Experimental Theatre" and has directed countless plays, including the award-winning adaptation of "84 Charing Cross Road". He is a non-stipendiary Anglican priest, founded the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit and continues to lead meditation, ritual and theatre master-classes today. Years spent as a theatre director reveal an array of famous actors and writers who were both mentors and friends, including Eleanor Farjeon, Sir John Gielgud and Tennessee Williams. Beyond the anecdotes lies a memoir which weaves together the strands of a rich, multifaceted, dynamic personality, from an anguished and extraordinary childhood to a fulfilled older age. "Opening Doors and Windows" is a fresh and absorbing story of a continuous search for answers, a constantly colourful, entertaining and moving account of a many-sided life and what the author stands for. It will captivate and interest readers from all walks of life; and, above all, it will inspire them.