Ustinov, Peter. Dear Me

Peter Ustinov

Dear Me is an autobiography of Peter Ustinov. The book covers all the events from childhood up to 1977.

This is a humorously written book, which conveys his unique style of speech and wit. It is a very open account covering his personal life and his acting career.

This book also demonstrates his wonderful memory of dates because it includes dates and times of all the events that took place in his life.

He had a wonderful humour and even the title of the book is as a note to him. The dedication reads "To all those who, by accident, or design, have not been included in this book."

In this book, he also includes his account of the time when he went to India to interview Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, on the same day of her assassination.

Sir Peter Ustinov

Sir Peter Ustinov was born on 16th April 1921 in Swiss Cottage London. His parents were immigrants from Leningrad. His full name is Peter Baron von Ustinov of Russian, French, and Ethiopian origin.

He studied at Westminster Public School in the 1930s, and having a name such as Von Ustinov was difficult as the English schoolchildren were cruel and bullied him. Having a father and an uncle who had flown in the German Air Force made him very unpopular, and consequently he did not feel at home in UK.

His early experiences made him an expert in adapting himself to new people and surroundings. He could copy the colouring, accent, and mannerisms of almost anyone and mimic them within minutes.

Sir Ustinov’s career was vast. He was a private in the British Army. His career began in theatre as an actor, writer, and dramatist. He won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, three Emmys, Grammy, and received a knighthood, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). He also became a UNICEF Ambassador.


TitleDear Me
AuthorPeter Ustinov
PublisherBook Club Associates
ISBN NumberCN4421
Copyright HolderPavor S.A. (1977)
CoverHardback, Cloth
Last Page Number280
AvailabilityAmazon and all good online bookstores