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Vanished years /
Rupert Everett.
imprint
London : Abacus ; 2013.
description
326 p., 8 unnumbered p.s of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
ISBN
0349000239 (paperback), 9780349000237 (paperback)
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imprint
London : Abacus ; 2013.
isbn
0349000239 (paperback)
9780349000237 (paperback)
general note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2012.
catalogue key
10177286
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"A gossipy, hysterical, gorgeously written book."
"Everett's observations manage to be both devastating and sympathetic as he trains his sights on his glittering comrades, as well as himself." Vogue
"It has been an extraordinary year for theatre biographies, but even in a very strong field, Vanished Years was a clear winner. . . . Surprising, hilarious and wise." Sheridan Morley Prize judges
"The veteran actor of stage and screen oozes rakish charm, a gossipy court jester providing wickedly wittyif not particularly consequentialcommentary on show business shenanigans. . . . A guilty pleasure, albeit a rather sophisticated and tony offshoot of the species." Publishers Weekly on Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
Vanished Years , which strikes me as a little, instant classic in the memoir field, sets a new standard for actors who wish to put their lives on the line... beautifully written...
"With nobody left in Tinseltown to please, Everett unleashes himself as a hilarious, unsparingly bitchy chronicler of celebrity hell . . . irresistible." Books of the Year, Sunday Times
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Guardian UK, October 2012
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'After reading Vanished Years I didn't just want to buy the book but kidnap its author and gallivant about town with him for ever'Guardian Rupert Everett has been compared with Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron. But he remains - of course - one of a kind. Mischievous, touching and nothing less than brilliant, his new memoir is filled with stories from childhood to the present. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, Vanished Years takes the reader on a wild and wonderful journey with a charming (and rather disreputable) companion. 'A literary star ... Anyone who enjoys peeking behind the curtain of celebrity life will love it. However, what really sets this book apart is its unexpected subtlety'Daily Telegraph 'A supremely gifted writer ... We know Everett can do Wildean wit but he has an even greater, unexpected gift for conveying landscape and atmosphere'Lynn Barber, Sunday Times 'Brilliantly written ... searingly honest'Daily Mail 'His analysis of human life, its pain and its splendour, is superb'Simon Callow, Sunday Express Books of the Year 'A masterpiece'Evening Standard 'Most of all he is just a very good writer indeed'Julie Burchill, Observer
Bowker Data Service Summary
This memoir is filled with stories from Rupert Everett's childhood to the present: astonishing encounters; tragedy and comedy; vivid portraits of friends and rivals; razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circuit from LA to London and beyond.
Main Description
A fascinating, witty, and endlessly entertaining memoir that tells the whole truth about show businessReviews of Rupert Everetts first memoir, "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins," compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward, and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is--of course--one of a kind. Mischievous, touching, and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with brand-new stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters, tragedy and comedy, vivid portraits of friends and rivals, razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from L.A. to London and beyond, there is something extraordinary on every page. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, this memoir takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charming--and rather disreputable--companion.
Main Description
A fascinating, witty, and endlessly entertaining memoir that tells the whole truth about show business Reviews of Rupert Everett's first memoir, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins , compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward, and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett isof courseone of a kind. Mischievous, touching, and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with brand-new stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters, tragedy and comedy, vivid portraits of friends and rivals, razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from L.A. to London and beyond, there is something extraordinary on every page. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, this memoir takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charmingand rather disreputablecompanion.
Main Description
A fascinating, witty, and endlessly entertaining memoir that tells the whole truth about show businessReviews of Rupert Everetts first memoir, "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins," compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward, and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is--of course--one of a kind. Mischievous, touching, and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with brand-new stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters, tragedy and comedy, vivid portraits of friends and rivals, razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from Los Angeles to London and beyond, there is something extraordinary on every page. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, this memoir takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charming--and rather disreputable--companion.
Main Description
A fascinating, witty, and endlessly entertaining memoir that tells the whole truth about show business Reviews of Rupert Everett's first memoir, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins , compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward, and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett isof courseone of a kind. Mischievous, touching, and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with brand-new stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters, tragedy and comedy, vivid portraits of friends and rivals, razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from Los Angeles to London and beyond, there is something extraordinary on every page. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, this memoir takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charmingand rather disreputablecompanion.
Main Description
A triumphant follow-up to the classic bestseller RED CARPETS AND OTHER BANANA SKINS - fascinating, witty and endlessly entertaining. Rupert Everett's first memoir - RED CARPETS AND OTHER BANANA SKINS - was an international bestseller and an instant classic on publication in 2006. Reviewers compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is - of course - one of a kind. Mischievous, touching and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters; tragedy and comedy; vivid portraits of friends and rivals; razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from LA to London and beyond. . . there is something extraordinary on every page. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, VANISHED YEARS takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charming (and rather disreputable) companion.
Main Description
Rupert Everett's first memoir - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins - was an international bestseller and an instant classic on publication in 2006. Reviewers compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is - of course - one of a kind. Mischievous, touching and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters; tragedy and comedy; vivid portraits of friends and rivals; razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from LA to London and beyond... there is something extraordinary on every page. A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, Vanished Years takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charming (and rather disreputable) companion.
Table of Contents
Prologue
A Short Storyp. 3
An Escort Called Joep. 16
My Grandmother at Brancaster Staithep. 32
The Loading Zonep. 43
Faint Heart Never Fucked a Pigp. 50
The British Embassy in Burbankp. 67
The Good Witches of Beverly Glenp. 83
Nicky Haslam's Mid-Life Crisisp. 103
The Last Campaignp. 118
Two Boys of Unimaginable Beautyp. 134
Offshore Company, Sole Beneficiary. The Knights of Malta in Lourdes.p. 144
The Shroud of Turinp. 154
Plenary (Self-)Indulgencep. 167
A Brief Encounter with Mop. 170
New Year's Eve in Amsterdamp. 173
Charitable Feelingsp. 176
The End of Charityp. 179
From Russia Without Lovep. 196
Head Girlp. 215
Our Dinner with Andrép. 224
Going Mad on the National Healthp. 237
The Deserterp. 247
The Last Day of Hatsp. 252
Nude Sunday in Berlinp. 257
Mr Geoffreyp. 273
Tashap. 287
Death Threatsp. 297
Epilogue
The Grim Reaper in Wiltshirep. 307
Fireflyp. 321
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