Great Meadow: An Evocation

Great Meadow: An Evocation

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by Dirk Bogarde
     
 

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Employing both the language and lucidity of the young boy that he evokes, the actor turned author, Dirk Bogarde, presents us with a charming recollection of his childhood. From 1927 to 1934 he lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister Elizabeth and their strict but loving nanny, Lally. For the children it was an idyllic time of joy and adventure

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Employing both the language and lucidity of the young boy that he evokes, the actor turned author, Dirk Bogarde, presents us with a charming recollection of his childhood. From 1927 to 1934 he lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister Elizabeth and their strict but loving nanny, Lally. For the children it was an idyllic time of joy and adventure: of gleaning at the end of summer, of oil lamps and wells, of harvests and harvest mice in the Great Meadow.

With great sensitivity and poignancy, this memoir captures the sounds and scents, the love and gentleness that surrounded the young boy as the outside world prepared to go to war.

First published in 1992, this is one of Bogarde's latter memoirs.

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He has brought back a land of lost content, and its lamps still shine
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“He has brought back a land of lost content, and its lamps still shine” —TLS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448208241
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Great Meadow: An Evocation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name...Vally Gender...Mare Breed...Azteca Posistion...Mare Age...14 (In horse years. So like a teenager.) Looks...A black sleek body with white stockings, her head is beautiful and held upright and strong. She has a strip of white running down her face, and brown hoofs. Her mane and tail are pure black with a braid and feather in her mane. Her eyes are bright blue with thick lashes. Persona...Happy, a little flirty, and very focused. Stallion...*Sigh* None. Foals...Really? None. Crush...Hmmmm why tell you? History...Vally has always been wild. Running like the wind and racing against the sand. Her mother died after giving birth to her, and her father hated her because she was a filly. She was abandoned, until her spirit guide led her to the meadow, where she found all of you. Song..."Me without you" by Toby Mac Other...She is Indian, and has a spirit guide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John wakes Dave with his yawning stretch, and the two lbicker for a moment before Dave shoulders him out the entrance.
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