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Lot 343
A signed edition of Noel Coward's autobiography, 'Present Indicative',

Sold for £ 240 (US$ 302) inc. premium
A signed edition of Noel Coward's autobiography, 'Present Indicative',
signed and inscribed For Emma and dated 1937 by Coward, first edition, Heinemann Ltd.; together with a sepia photograph signed and inscribed For Emma One of my nicest memories, framed; a photograph of Coward, aged about five, reverse childishly inscribed Master Noel Coward; and a Christmas card, unsigned, from Violet Coward

Footnotes

  • The 'Emma' for whom these items were signed was Coward's nanny from birth until age 15. She is referred to in the autobiography as the 'little general', probably as a reference to her height and strictness. This lot is being sold by her grand-daughter.
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