New Confessions

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New Confessions

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Author :   William Boyd
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   03/06/2010
ISBN :   9780141046914
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   571
Size (mm) :   198x129x35
Weight (g) :   405

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A lesser known work by one of the country's finest writers. Loosely based on Rousseau's Confessions this sprawling story of a life lived in all its imperfections is engrossing and thought-provoking, stylish yet page-turning. - Angus

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Meet John James Todd:Scotsman, auteur, Rousseau-fanatic - and 'subversive element'

Born in 1899, John James Todd is one of the great, failed geniuses of the last century. His reminiscences, collected in The New Confessions, take us from Edinburgh to the Western Front, the Berlin film-world in the Twenties to Hollywood in the Thirties, Forties and beyond. Suffering imprisonment, shooting, marriage, fatherhood, divorce and McCarthyism, Todd is a hostage to good fortune, ill-judgement, bad luck, the vast sweep of history and the cruel, cruel hand of fate . . .

 

A lesser known work by one of the country's finest writers. Loosely based on Rousseau's Confessions this sprawling story of a life lived in all its imperfections is engrossing and thought-provoking, stylish yet page-turning. - Angus