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[These notes were made in 1985:]. No more than Wapshott's effort is this an "authorized" biography, but Freedland seems to have had more cooperation from O'Toole's immediate circle. The result, however - though it looks more impressive in its hardback glamour - is actually less substantial than Wapshott's paperback. The same incidents, the same anecdotes are largely there, some added, some omitted, but the level of detail is lower, and there are fewer photos than one would expect, altho' they ar ...more