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Bogarde, Dirk. CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF - Viking 1995

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Cleared for Take-Off by Dirk Bogarde. 1995 - Viking. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the autobiography, Cleared for Take-Off by Dirk Bogarde, published in 1995 by Viking.

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Title Cleared for Take-Off
Author Dirk Bogarde
Publisher Viking
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1995
ISBN 0670865052
Cover Price 16.00
No. Pages 233
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.42

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has blue boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some light rubbing to the spine ends.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16. It has minor wear to the upper edge.

Overall a very good copy of an autobiography by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde was one of Britain's most distinguished and successful actors. With films such as Death in Venice, Accident, The Night Porter and A Bridge too far, he established an international reputation. But he also wrote several bestselling memoirs and novels of which Postillion was the first. He died in 1999.

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Dirk Bogarde's latest memoir recalls the wartime years, when he served as a captain in photographic intelligence, and the post-war period when he embarked upon his film career, along with vignettes of his experiences in Hollywood and Italy, his beloved Provence, and finally his return to England. On his many reconnaissance missions, in Europe and the Far East, the young Bogarde experienced the terror of enemy attack and the horror of its aftermath, together with the intense camaraderie and bitter humour of the battlefield. He also felt, like countless others, a feeling of utter hopelessness at the war's end, when, as suddenly as the fighting had stopped, these youthful but hardened comrades-in-arms were dispersed to find their feet in a traumatized world. Having done some theatre work before the war, Bogarde returned to acting with apprehension, his ambition driven chiefly by a seeming lack of other options. To his own astonishment, a year after demob, he was working on his third feature film, had a car and driver, and a pleasant five-storey house in Chester Row.

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