John Wells : The House of Lords First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Hodder & Stoughton London 1997……… The book has been Signed and Inscribed by The Author John Wells on the Half Title Page……… (see pictures)
Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Fine Copy of this Book in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket,with No chips or tears to the outer edges of the wrapper.There is just a little sunning to spine of the wrapper.Not price clipped.This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Roy Ward Baker and has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author to him on the Half Title Page.Baker started in the film industry as a tea boy,but worked his way up to the level of as assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938).He served in the Army during World War II, transferring to the Army Kinematograph Unit in 1943. One of his superiors at the time was novelist Eric Ambler who insisted on Baker being given his first big break directing The October Man, from an Ambler screenplay, in 1947.Ambler also adapted Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember for Baker’s 1958 screen version.His next two films, The Weaker Sex and Paper Orchid (1949) were popular but overshadowed by the success of Morning Departure (1950), also featuring John Mills.Baker worked for three years at Fox where he directed Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock 1952. He returned to the UK in 1953 and continued to work on films.He worked for television during the 1960s. He directed episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, The Persuaders and Minder,8vo 298pp First Edition 1st Impression  Postage: (Free Insurance Is Included in the event of a book being lost or stolen in transit) Please allow for the following postage times below which are a guide only as sometimes a book may reach you earlier than these approximate times,but there can be delays on occasions.
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