—Michael Korda, The Daily Beast
"As an avid collector of Cowardiana since my teens, I possess seventy-five or so volumes of his work; the gems of which have now—astonishingly—been encapsulated in a single volume by the remarkable Barry Day (along with his ever-erudite and always entertaining commentary.) What a welcome convenience and a delight it is to have this sparkling collection in one handsome, travel-handy package!"
"A compendium of the bon vivant’s best works—and the perfect reminder that great wit has no expiration date."
—Town and Country
"With the Coward letters and now The Noël Coward Reader, Barry Day, with great skill and devotion has vividly brought the "Master" back to effervescent life, as fresh and witty as ever."
“A thoroughly entertaining introduction to [Noël Coward’s] life and work for those who do not know either, as well as a treasured bedside companion for those who do . . . thanks are due to Barry Day, whose service in Coward’s behalf has been exemplary. . . and is further burnished with this splendid “Reader.”
—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
“Another triumph of good taste and intelligence. I was struck by the great variety of Coward selected by Barry Day and his fantastic knowledge about everything related to The Master: familiar lyrics and scenes right alongside obscure and unknown material. I just loved it.”
—André Bishop, Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater
“The timeless sensibility of Noel Coward is perfectly captured in this amazing career-encompassing compendium of his best work. Barry Day has achieved the impossible by encapsulating an imposing gargantuan body of work that will delight both the novice and the longtime fan.”