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Publication Date: Aug 8, 2023

384 pp


List Price US: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-343-3


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ISBN: 978-1-63542-342-6

Trim Size: 6.26 x 9.29 x 1.21 in.


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ISBN: 978-1-63542-411-9

Trim Size: 5.49 x 8.23 x 1.12 in.

Playing Under the Piano

From Downton to Darkest Peru

“[A] winning and becomingly modest memoir…affecting.”—Washington Post

“Great fun…delicious and endearing.” —The Guardian

“What a storyteller that Earl of Grantham is!” —People

“A riveting account of what it takes to be an actor…I don’t remember when I last read a book that gave me so many laughs.” —Sunday Times

“Acting memoirs don’t come much better than this humorous and self-effacing account…This one’s a winner.” —Publishers Weekly

“Warm, funny, leisurely paced, and generously stocked with the lore of the author’s profession…bringing less well-known players affectionately and vividly to life…Readers will be entertained and come away with a watch list.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Intriguing, breezy, and full of intellect and humor…a must-read.” —BookPage

“Hugh Bonneville’s considerable talent for writing is on display page after page. Beautiful, touching, and funny.” —Gary Oldman, Academy and Golden Globe award–winning actor

“Really enjoyed this. Wonderfully funny and utterly charming—just like the man himself!” —Jack Whitehall, actor and comedian

“A great read.” —Graham Norton, actor and comedian

“A gorgeous book. Warm, friendly, funny, and sometimes surprisingly emotional. Very like Hugh himself.” —Richard Curtis, award-winning writer and director of Love Actually

“By turns funny, touching, revealing—full of insights, delights, and surprises. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.” —Gyles Brandreth, author of Philip: The Final Portrait

“Charming, joyous, and entertaining, just like Hugh.” —Griff Rhys Jones, comedian, writer, and actor

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