The Moon’s a Balloon

NIVEN, David. The Moon’s a Balloon. London: Book Club Associates, 1972.

Hardback with dust jacket. Condition: very good. The dust jacket has sone slight rubbing to the spine, and some small closed tears to the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are slightly tanned.


David Niven



The Moon’s a Balloon Synopsis

The Moon’s a Balloon is a best-selling memoir by British actor David Niven (1910–1983). It details his early life. There have been several editions and many translations of the book over the years. Niven followed it with a sequel Bring on the Empty Horses in 1975.

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About David Niven

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, soldier, memoirist, and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Major Pollock in Separate Tables (1958). Niven’s other roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Sir Charles Lytton (‘the Phantom’) in The Pink Panther (1963), James Bond in Casino Royale (1967), and Colonel Race in Death on the Nile (1978).

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