Bring on the Empty Horses (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 05/06/2006
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Here is Niven at his best. He and Errol Flynn were filming The Charge of the Light Brigade for a director, Michael Curtiz, 'whose Hungarian-orientated English was a joy to us all'. High on the rostrum he decided the moment had come to order the arrival on the scene of a hundred riderless chargers. "Okay," he yelled into a megaphone, "Bring on the empty horses!" '

BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is the second part of David Niven's internationally bestselling autobiography, following the superbly entertaining THE MOON'S A BALLOON. Both books were highly acclaimed by the critics and remain as wonderful reminders of a much-loved actor who epitomised, for many, the essential British gent, even when surrounded by the stars of Hollywood.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340839959
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


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Were David Niven not a famous actor, he would be thought a brilliant writer. And after this book he will surely be thought a brilliant writer - J.K. Galbraith

Hilariously readable - Sunday Telegraph

So bring on the empty horses and fill their saddles with shades of Cooper, Gable, Fairbanks and Flynn. This time David Niven is riding a winner - Irish Times

The best book buy available at the moment - West Lancashire Evening Gazette

Some very funny stories indeed, well told - The Scotsman

He is nothing if not an individualist: a raconteur of style and sophistication and a writer with imagination and a sense of pace . . . It adds to his stature - Coventry Evening Telegraph

David Niven has done it again! - Boston Globe

BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is a delight from start to finish. With shrewdness and warmth . . . Niven brings us to Hollywood in its golden prime, from the early '30s to the age of TV. Above all, he brings us them - the outstanding stars, producers, directors, writers, tycoons and oddballs, many of whom were his friends . . . An inspired mix of descriptions, impressions, and anecdotes. - Publishers Weekly

Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood. - New York Times Book Review

BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is a delight from start to finish. With shrewdness and warmth ... Niven brings us to Hollywood in its golden prime, from the early '30s to the age of TV. Above all, he brings us them - the outstanding stars, producers, directors, writers, tycoons and oddballs, many of whom were his friends ... An inspired mix of descriptions, impressions, and anecdotes. - Publishers Weekly

A big name-dropping bitch of a book written with a wit as sharp as a dagger - and more than one famous personality gets it right between the shoulder blades ... Niven continues to weave the spell he cast on us with his autobiography - Belfast Telegraph

His charm and twinkling sense of humour are rarely completely suppressed - Sunday Express

BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES surpasses his first book. It is fun personified, hilarious in parts, highly entertaining and provides excellent reading - Evening Post, Port Elizabeth

BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES has star quality - Christchurch Star, New Zealand

A really glamorous autobiography - Woman

David Niven gives a marvellously readable account of his contacts with Hollywood - Birmingham Post

Niven still tells a good tale - The Observer

One of the most illuminating books yet to come out about Hollywood - Press and Journal

He is nothing if not an individualist: a raconteur of style and sophistication and a writer with imagination and a sense of pace ... It adds to his stature - Coventry Evening Telegraph

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“Brilliant”

David Niven was a great actor, a raconteur, and a gentleman. His autobiographies are such fun and endlessly entertaining. He writes well and his voice comes through in these tales of Hollywood greats. Highly... More

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