Frank, entertaining autobiography of one of the best-known and respected of G&S operatic tenors, who, at 89, is still very much in demand. Peep behind the curtains into the life of one of the best-known and respected of operatic tenors. Meet the stars of Gilbert & Sullivan and the D'Oyly Carte, experience the backstage drama of a Royal Variety Performance, laugh at the stories and mishaps of a theatrical life. Many thousands of people know Thomas Round the tenor, and now you can get to know Thomas Round the man, in this frank and entertaining account. It soon becomes obvious that this most accomplished of performers is also the most modest of men, and it is impossible not to warm to him. Tom has had a very eventful 87 years. He is still in demand and remains passionate about his art, although he believes that, `At best he's only a monkey shav'd'!