Sir Roger Moore has been a national treasure since the 1970s, the decade with which most people still associate him. His personation of James Bond - the slick quips, the flapping flares and casual sexism - now for many stands as a synecdoche of that decade.
But this consistently self-deprecating actor - in fact, he is a skilled light comedian, as you will find if you watch his Bond or Simon Templar now - has been around for longer than that. Indeed, the first surprising thing about his memoirs is learning exactly how long.
Roger Moore: A man of decorum