The fourth volume of Dirk Bogarde's highly acclaimed biography, Backcloth is 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.
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