A Postillion Struck by Lightning: A Memoir

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First published in 1977, A Postillion Struck by Lightning is volume one of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirsFollowing Bogarde from childhood through adolescence, to the beginnings of his budding career, A Postillion Struck by Lightning is a heartfelt memoir, offering insight into what created the drive and charisma that eventually made him a star. Dreamy, sun-soaked summers full of freedom spent with his younger sister are mixed with holidays in France and rambling the countryside.Writing plays instead of playing sports, Dirk's talents lay in the creativity of painting and expression rather than in the precision of maths or science, much to the growing concern of his parents. Packed off to live with relatives in Scotland, his father hoped that a proper Scottish education would equip his son to follow in his footsteps for a career in Newspapers.In Scotland, Dirk learned to defend himself, to sound like a native Glaswegian, and to hide his intense homesickness. In essence; he learned to act.
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ISBN-13: 9781448217199
ISBN-10: 1448217199
Pagini: 303
Ilustrații: B&W line drawings throughout + 10pp B&W images (printed on regular paper)
Dimensiuni: 234 x 153 x 32 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Ediția: NIPPOD
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Reader
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Sir Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999) was an English actor and novelist. Initially a matinee idol, Bogarde later acted in art-house films such as Death In Venice; between 1947 and 1991, Bogarde made more than sixty films. In his writing career, as well as completing six novels, Bogarde wrote several volumes of autobiography. For over two decades he lived in Italy and France, which was where he began to write seriously. In 1985 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of St Andrews and in 1990 was promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. Sir Dirk Bogarde has a legion of fans to this day - an extraordinary commitment to an extraordinary man.