From Evelyn Waugh to Elizabeth I: Vivien Leigh's eclectic library up for auction
Personal inscriptions from Winston Churchill, Orson Welles and AA Milne in the actor and avid reader’s library are expected to sell for more than £500,000
Vivien Leigh’s star-studded library, including books inscribed by AA Milne, Winston Churchill, Truman Capote and Evelyn Waugh, as well as a document signed by Elizabeth I, is expected to exceed the £500,000 sale estimate at auction next month.
Among the highlights of the collection is a copy of Gone With The Wind, with a well-preserved handwritten poem given to the Scarlett O’Hara actor by the book’s author, Margaret Mitchell. It is expected to surpass its £7,000 estimate.