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"his letters seem special and intimate, almost like a private language. Writing, like acting, works by illusion. But the pleasure they give is not illusory, and on that score Ever, Dirk is a cornucopia." -- JOHN CAREY THE SUNDAY TIMES "Bogarde's gifted biographer the delight of this book is Coldstream's deft and intelligent editing the perfect book to while away a summer afternoon." -- PHILIP HOARE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "reveals both his waspish gossipy side as well as his tender one" -- KIRSTY LAING FRONT ROW, BBC RADIO 4 "The Whip is enjoying the new book of letters from the late actor Dirk Bogarde... waspish." THE SUN "fascinating... meticulously edited..." -- BRYAN FORBES THE SPECTATOR "notable for their poetic charm, cantankerous, bitchy honesty and their author's total inability to spell or use conventional syntax." TIME OUT "enormous and inexhaustibly fascinating... The book's other hero is John Coldstream... so pleasurable." DAILY EXPRESS 'What an egregious conundrum Dirk Bogarde was. This collection remarkably reveals a fascinating, original and in some ways haunted man in shockingly unmediated form', -- SIMON CALLLOW THE GUARDIAN "at his best... his letters are engaging and informative... Bogarde has been beautifully served by Coldstream." -- LYNN BARBER THE DAILY TELEGRAPH "a funny, petulant and wildly entertaining selection." -- "YOU MUST REALLY READ" COLUMN SUNDAY TIMES "John Coldstream, the editor of Ever, Dirk, sees the book as completing a "quartet" in different media, made up of an Arena documentary first broadcast in 2001, Coldstream's authorised biography and an archival website." -- ADAM MARS-JONES THE OBSERVER "filled with zest for life" -- CHRISTOPHER FOWLER INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY "the letters of a lucky man... This is all very endearing - or as he would put it, indearing." -- PETER LEWIS THE DAILY MAIL "The letters of Sir Dirk Bogarde - acerbic, witty, mournful, misspelled - arrive in a volume big enough to stop a bullet or stun a rhinoceros...Readers of EVER DIRK can expect to laugh, sigh, and from time to time, recoil in outrage." THE IRISH TIMES "Might it be premature to state this will be my Book Of the Year?" -- Roger Lewis MAIL ON SUNDAY "The editing is exemplary, with just enough well-placed notes and linking paragraphs to guide us smoothly through this parabola of Bogarde's later life... magnificently produced." THE STAGE "meticulously edited by the faithful Coldstream" SUNDAY HERALD "pure magic... An epistolary classic." -- Robert Gwyn Palmer THE RESIDENT "illuminating" THE LIST (SCOTLAND)

About the Author

John Coldstream is former literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and the author of Dirk Bogarde: The Authorised Biography.

Product details

  • File Size: 8471 KB
  • Print Length: 538 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0297852418
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (September 8, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HVR8SO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,240,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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