I think they probably meant the Michael Powell autobigraphy.In the paper at the weekend I read an artical that the writer said that the Michael Powell Biography was one of his favorite books. However, there appear to be several biographical books on Michael Powell. Which one is regarded as the best read?
Even that comes in two volumes.
The first volume, A Life in Movies takes you through Powell's own early life in Kent and then his involvement in the early years of film-making in France and in the UK.
It's divided into 3 chapters, Silent, Sound and Colour - but it's a mighty tome of about 700 pages (hardback, also available in paperback)
The second volume, Million Dollar Movie takes you though the remainder of his life from post war onwards.
I expect it's A Life in Movies that the paper was referring to. It really is a great read and gives a great feeling of what it was like to grow up in those times as well as what is essentially a fairly complete history of film-making.
It's available to buy at places like Amazon