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David Niven

Full Name: David Niven
Hometown: London
Born: 1910-03-01
Died: 1983-07-29
Number of Works: 14
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James David Graham Niven, known as David Niven, was a English actor and novelist. Niven wrote four books. The first, Round the Rugged Rocks, was a novel which appeared in 1951 and was forgotten almost at once. In 1971, he published his autobiography, The Moon's a Balloon, which was well-received, selling over five million copies. He followed this with Bring On the Empty Horses in 1975, a collection of highly entertaining reminiscences from Hollywood's "Golden Age" in the 1940s. It now appears that Niven recounted many incidents from a first person perspective which actually happened to other people, and which he borrowed and embroidered. In 1981, Niven published a second and much more successful novel, Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly, which was set during and after World War II, and drew on his experiences during the war and in Hollywood. He was working on a third novel when his health failed in 1983.

ISBN: 0140239243, 9780140239249
Keywords: balloon
Pages: 336
Published: 1971
  • Rating: 80%

This book takes readers back to David Niven's childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school and to his army years and wartime service. After the war, he returned to America and there came his Hollywood success in films such as "Wuthering Heights" and "Around the World in 80 Days".
ISBN: 0440008247, 9780440008248
Keywords: horses, empty, bring
Pages: 352
Published: 1975
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0440131138, 9780440131137
Keywords: quickly, come, slowly
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1981
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0061752045, 9780061752049
Keywords: wise, scientists, learned, wealthy, healthy, secrets, becoming, simple
Pages: 416
Published: 2009

Sociologists, therapists, and psychiatrists have spent entire careers investigating the ins and outs of health, success, and happiness, but their findings are inaccessible to ordinary people, hidden in obscure journals seen only by other experts.Now David Niven, the international bestselling author of the Simple Secrets series, has collected the most current and significant data from more than a thousand of the best scientific studies on three of the most important aspects of our daily lives. Niven has boiled these findings down to sound, succinct advice for each day of the year, presenting 36