‘His sixth volume of recollection and outstandingly the best’ – John Osborne in the Spectator
In this, his latest volume of autobiography, Dirk Bogarde pays tribute to the corner of Provence – the shepherd’s house, Le Pigeonnier, its sunlit terrace and olive groves – that was his home for over two decades. And to Forwood, his manager and friend of fifty years, whose long and wretched illness brought an end to a paradise.
‘Bogarde remains unquestionably the best actor-biographer of the late twentieth century … brilliantly heart-rending’ – Sheridan Morley in the Sunday Times
‘This volume contains all the usual delights – the taut prose, the unforgettable descriptions … an honest, vivid evocation of life in London and Provence’ – Catherine Pepinster in Time Out
‘Bogarde is frequently funny, sometimes blackly. And often he is moving at the same time, which is a winning combination’ – Alexander Urquhart in the TLS
‘This sixth volume of autobiography is his best yet – sad but amusing; gloomy but hopeful; wistful but waspish’ – Peter Grosvenor in the Daily Express
‘A brave and moving book’ – Joanna Trollope in the Daily Telegraph
Paperback, 273 pages. First edition thus. In very good preloved condition with the exception of minor creasing to cover.