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Terence Rattigan: The Man And His Work
In his lifetime he was a well-known public figure, yet despite his friendships he always publicly hid his homosexuality. In this biography, Michael Darlow has described this aspect of Rattigan''s life and fully considers it in relation to his work.'
Published September 1st 2000 by Quartet Books (UK)
(first published January 1st 1979)
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Very glad I picked this up in a charity shop. It's slightly hard work, a thorough and very intelligent biography that treats all of Rattigan's plays (488 pages with footnotes). He's not just The Winslow Boy and The Browning Version, and his plays are much more than well-cared. He wrote from the 1940s through to the 1970s, and was rooted in a pre-war public school culture, but "He wrote about the things that mattered most to him - emotions and ethics. These are timeless." He knows all about the ...more