The fourth volume of Dirk Bogarde's highly acclaimed biography, Backclothis also one of the most intimate and searching.Based on personal letters, notebooks and diaries, it explores the patterns of happiness and pain that have made up this life. From the busy, eccentric family home in Hampstead to a secluded farmhouse in Provence, Backcloth highlights the people emotions and experiences that forged the man from the child. Written with all the honesty, wit and intelligence that have made Dirk Bogarde one of the world's most popular writers, Backcloth is the vived, eloquent, moving and reflective portrait of a life.
Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and novelist. Initially a matinee idol, Bogarde later acted in art-house films such as Death In Venice. As well as completing six novels, Bogarde wrote several volumes of autobiography.
Between 1947 and 1991, Bogarde made more than sixty films. For over two decades he lived in Italy and France, where he began to write seriously.
In 1985 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of St Andrews and in 1990 was promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.