First edition. Inscribed by Shirley Bassey. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwapper. Illustrated in colour throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's marks, Complete with the somewhat faded and creased dustwrapper that has a short closed tear at the top of the front panel. Not price-clipped. Loosely laid in is an "After Show" backstage pass for the Saturday 13 June date in Shirley Bassey's 1998 "The Diamond Tour".
Inscribed by the multi award winning singer and cultural icon Dame Shirley Bassey in black ink on the title page "To the Fergus / + the Joyce / With love and friendship / always / love Shirley x [underlined]". The recipients were Sir Fergus and Lady Joyce Montgomery. Sir Fergus (1927-2013) was a Conservative member of Parliament for more than thirty years, who twice served as Margaret Thatcher's Parliamentary Private Secretary, as well as a well known supporter of the Performing Arts.
Stock code: 19534