The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

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The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

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Author :   David Hare
Publisher :   Faber & Faber
Published :   06/10/2016
ISBN :   9780571294343
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xvi, 347 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   197x129x21
Weight (g) :   304

When, in 2000, the National Theatre published its poll of the hundred best plays of the 20th century, David Hare had written five of them. Yet he was born in 1947 into an anonymous suburban street in Hastings. It is a world he believes to be as completely...   Read more
When, in 2000, the National Theatre published its poll of the hundred best plays of the 20th century, David Hare had written five of them. Yet he was born in 1947 into an anonymous suburban street in Hastings. It is a world he believes to be as completely vanished as Victorian England. Now in his first panoramic work of memoir, ending as Margaret Thatcher comes to power in 1979, David Hare describes his childhood, his Anglo-Catholic education and his painful apprenticeship to the trade of dramatist.