This is the second volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography, covering the time between his experiences at an army camp at Catterick to his role as von Aschenbach in the film Death in Venice. Since 1947 he has starred in more than 60 films, especially during the 1950s and 60s, including The Night Porter and Despair. Among his other volumes of autobiography are A Postillion Struck by Lightning, An Orderly Man, and Backcloth. He has also written novels: A Gentle Occupation, Voices in the Garden, and West of Sunset.
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Good try Mr Sachs, but not Dirk.
Definitely. I am revisiting all Dirk's work, written and filmed. Without Snakes and Ladders there would be a huge gap in the timeline.
The other books in Dirk Bogarde's series of biography.
No, but I would in the future. He is an excellent performer.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, finding it, like the others, impossible to stop listening.
All the other books in this series are read by the author. One gets used to the soft, mellifluous voice, probably the most beautiful I have heard. Andrew Sachs is an excellent reader - but, sadly, not Dirk. However, I still liked the book and got used to Mr Sachs, although he speaks slightly too quickly - just a personal opinion.
A snapshot of Dirk's early career.
- Alison St Pierre