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on 12 October 2013
Hard-core Leigh fans (and casual appreciaters) prepare to be very happy. This is a beautiful book.

This bio contains some wonders in rare pictures produced side by side with a fine and thoughtful, while engrossing, narrative. The author solidly reveals Vivien Leigh's mindset-formed by the isolation of her childhood and later informed by illness. Via Leigh's own letters and many well-researched quotes, Kendra Bean conveys us on the journey of a complex woman who as an artist "would have crawled over broken glass if she thought it would help her perfomance," according to Elia Kazan.

A great book for the coffee table, due to the pictures, and an entertaining and well-researched telling of the roller-coaster life of an uncoventional and fascinating woman.
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on 14 October 2013
This is without a doubt the most beautiful book about Vivien Leigh ever published. Kendra Bean accumulated some incredibly rare and beautiful photographs and the research she conducted into Vivien's life and career is very impressive indeed. From personal letters to medical documents and interviews with some of the people closest to Vivien this is a fitting tribute to a unique woman and one of the greatest stars of all time. Highly recommended.
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on 26 December 2013
This lavishily illustrated and detailed book is a fine tribute to Vivien Leigh who has to be one of the most talented breathtakingly beautiful actresses of all time. A sympathetic and beautifully put together book.
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on 21 October 2013
This beautifully presented volume offers an overdue look for a new audience a star, who despite winning two Oscars and undertaking one of the most famous roles of all time is often underrated in her own country. A stunning selection of photographs, including some rare gems, is accompanied by a sympathetic but objective account of Leigh's career on stage and screen, as well as her sometimes troubled personal life. Bean includes contemporary accounts from colleagues and friends as well as critical opinion to place Leigh's work in context, providing insight into the craft behind her roles. But the book also does not flinch from addressing more difficult issues, including a moving and sensitive account of Leigh's struggle with mental health issues.

This book will obviously be a treasure for fans, and it's wonderful photographs will mean it will be a lasting one. However it would also be an attractive addition to the libraries of classic cinema fans in general.
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on 7 November 2013
My daughter said she would recommend the book to all her friends. She said the photographs are lovely
and she will treasure the book always.
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on 26 November 2013
I am a Fan of Vivien Leigh and also Laurence Olivier the book is an excellent item for my collection
Thanks for your super service.
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on 1 February 2014
Kendra Bean knows her subject in great detail - and her enthusiasm for the life of Vivien Leigh, her stage and screen appearances and troubled but passionate personal life covers over very well.
Also including the most comprehensive selection of photos of Vivien ever seen in a single volume.
Huge credit to Kendra for seeing this important work through to publication.
I look forward to her next project with great interest.
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on 16 March 2014
This is a treasure for the fans of vivien, potos unseen and a book deluxe edition. At least, in her centennary, we receive a few gifts but very unique. Thank you to ms. Kendra
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on 27 October 2013
best bo ok i have perchast this year superb presenttion things you needto know abought this super star tonyhanley read it in two i am a slow reader but could not put this book down stayed up all night to read it
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on 29 January 2014
Im huge fan of Vivien Leigh, this book is really interesting and a must have for all fans, beautiful photographs too.
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