Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2010 - Autobiography - 291 pages
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'This is your father.' These were the words with which the four-year-old Allegra Huston was introduced to the legendary film director John Huston, following the death of her mother in a car crash. So began an extraordinary journey. Love Child follows Allegra from the magical Huston estate in Ireland to the Long Island suburbs, into the hilltop retreats of Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando, and to the home of British aristocrat, John Julius Norwich, her real father.
Beautifully written and forensically honest, Love Child is an exploration of the secrets of a fragmented family, and Allegra's compelling attempt to unite those fragments and forge a connection with the mother she never knew ...

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User Review  - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing

This is the memoir of Allegra Huston whose mother, Enrica Soma, was unhappily married to Movie Director John Huston. Allegra's mother died when she was 4 years old and she was sent to live with John ... Read full review

LOVE CHILD: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found

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The "too ordinary" member of a famous Hollywood family recalls her unusual childhood.By the time she was 16, Huston had already swum with Jack Nicholson, roller-skated with football legend Jim Brown ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Allegra Huston was born in London and raised in Ireland, Long Island and Los Angeles. She worked in publishing for Chatto + Windus and Weidenfeld + Nicolson, where she was editorial director, and then as a writer, her work appearing in various publications, including The Times, the Independent, Tatler, and Harper's Bazaar as well as French Vogue. She now lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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