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Dirk Bogarde by John Coldstream

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The authorised biography, 640 pages, meticulously researched. With access to private papers and by talking to countless people, Coldstream has written the definitive work which is also wonderfully readable. Bogardeâs own account of his childhood, unavailable for some years, A Postillion Struck by Lightening (Phoenix) is republished at the same time.
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Dirk Bogarde by John Coldstream

Official biography of the charismatic actor and bestselling author.

As an actor Dirk Bogarde was a Rank contract artist and matinée idol who became a giant of the intellectual cinema, working on films such as Death in Venice, The Servant and Providence. Fiercely protective of his privacy, and that of his partner of 40 years, he left England in the 1960s to live abroad, where he carved a second career for himself as a bestselling author. Although Bogarde destroyed many of his papers, John Coldstream has had unique access to his personal archives and to friends and family who knew him well. The result is a fascinating biography of a complex and intriguing personality.


'Biographies only tend to be definitive until the next one comes along, but there's no danger of Coldstream's erudite, moving analysis ever being superseded'
Independent on Sunday

About the Author

John Coldstream
John Coldstream was on the staff of the two Telegraphs (Sunday and Daily) for 17 years starting on the 'Peterborough' column and then working as deputy literary editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph before becoming Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph in 1992. His first biography, DIRK BOGARDE was acclaimed on its publication in 2004

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4th August 2005


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