Backcloth: A Memoir
First published in 1986, Backcloth is volume four of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirs
Filling the gaps left between his previous memoirs, as well as highlighting new episodes, Backcloth explores the patterns of pleasure and pain that have made up Bogarde's extraordinary life.
Based on personal letters, notebooks and diaries and covering many aspects of a celebrated life, we share experiences from his family home in Hampstead through to his farmhouse retreat in Provence. This memoir highlights the people, emotions and experiences that made him into the man loved by so many.
Written with all the honesty, wit and intelligence that made Bogarde such a popular writer, Backcloth is both eloquent and touching.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - madepercy - LibraryThing
I first 'discovered' Dirk Bogarde after reading Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and then watching the movie starring Bogarde as Gustave Aschenbach. The movie was rather true to the book and Bogarde's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
Autobiographical, as most of Bogarde's books are, but with much interesting detail about life in England before World War II, and the life of an actor and film star. I enjoyed it. I "fell in love ... Read full review