Peter Smart's Confessions

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Fourth Estate, 2000 - Actors and actresses - 190 pages
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Peter Smart's mother, as a fellow actor points out to him, is a comic monster: Only Wagner could do her justice. She's matched by the eccentric, F. Leonard Cottle, a randy retired doctor, who employs Peter's mother as housekeeper, and introduces the boy Peter to the facts of life.

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Contents

Paradise Gained
7
Childhood Pleasures 14 Litt
48
The Bridge at Midnight
139
Copyright

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Paul Bailey is the author of At the Jerusalem (1967) which won the Somerset Maugham Award,Trespasses (1970),A Distant Likeness (1973), Peter Smart's Confessions (1977), shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Old Soldiers (1980), Gabriel's Lament (1986), also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Sugar Cane 1993. He was the first recipient of the E.M. Forster Award and won a George Orwell Prize for his essay 'The Limitations of Despair'.

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