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A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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'One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a wedding
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a story lately told'
It seems her life contains all seven. She was born in Los Angeles, and her father,the actor/director John Huston was across the world in Africa making a film 'The African Queen'. Her mother, Enrica Soma, 23 years younger than her husband, gave up her life as a ballerina for the love of John. However, Enrica was John's fourth wife, and he was known as a womanizer. The love of women, drink, adventure and his profession kept him separated from his family most of their lives.
Anjelica tells us of her home, St. Cleans in Ireland, where her father lived in the big house when he was home, and the family lived in the little house, all the time. She and her brother, Tony, had many wonderful times, most of them lonely. They lived in the country, had a nanny or a tutor, and depended upon visits from friends of the family. They did have glorious times with their father when he returned, but he was a stickler for good behavior and manners. He believed in taking chances and competition. Many stories of horse racing and chances taken. Much was expected of Tony and Anjelica, and to live up to their father's needs and wants took a great deal of strength. At some point, Enrica and John separated, but no one told the children. Anjelica and Tony moved to London with Enrica. They entered private school where Anjelica was very unhappy. Soon, Enrica was pregnant with another man's child. He did not want the child, and when Allegra was born she became part of the Huston family.Read more ›
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(audio cd version) AH does a good job of reading her own story. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book, detailing the stories of her young childhood in Ireland. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eden Elizabeth
Angelica Huston's memoir blindsided me. While I have enjoyed watching her in movies over the years, and have found her to be a talented actress, I admit I knew nothing about her... Read morePublished 3 months ago by caraxida
I LOVED this book! Anjelica Huston is an amazing writer...so vivid in her descriptions of what she experienced, this book is a feast for the senses! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kay Fahlstrom
I would have enjoyed more details about the various events in her life verses the minute details about wallpaper objects d'art within her father's home.Published 6 months ago by JSL
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is well written. She had a unique and rather amazing childhood. She is no ordinary Hollywood star.Published 8 months ago by Rosemarie W.