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Vanished Years

By Rupert Everett

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A triumphant follow-up to the classic bestseller Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins - fascinating, witty and endlessly entertaining.

Rupert Everett's first memoir - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins - was an international bestseller and an instant classic on publication in 2006. Reviewers compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is - of course - one of a kind.

Mischievous, touching and nothing less than brilliant, this new memoir is filled with brand-new stories, from childhood to the present. Astonishing encounters; tragedy and comedy; vivid portraits of friends and rivals; razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from LA to London and beyond... there is something extraordinary on every page.

A pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father is both hilarious and moving. A misguided step into reality TV goes horribly wrong. From New York to Moscow to Berlin to Phnom Penh, Vanished Years takes the reader on a wild and wonderful new journey with a charming (and rather disreputable) companion.

Biographical Notes

Rupert Everett was born in Norfolk in 1959. Educated at Ampleforth College, he was later expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, but soon made a name for himself at the avant-garde Glasgow Citizens Theatre. In 1984 he found international fame following his lead role in Another Country, and has since appeared in many successful films, including Shakespeare in Love, An Ideal Husband, The Madness of King George III, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dance with a Stranger, Pr?t-?-Porter and My Best Friend's Wedding

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  • ISBN: 9780349000220
  • Publication date: 27 Sep 2012
  • Page count: 336
Gorgeous ... Everett is fearless when gossiping about A-listers because he wants nothing from them ... most of all he is just a very good writer indeed — Observer - Julie Burchill
After reading Vanished Years I didn't just want to buy the book but kidnap its author and gallivant about town with him for ever — Guardian
A literary star ... Anyone who enjoys peeking behind the curtain of celebrity life will love it. However, what really sets this book apart ... is its unexpected subtlety — Daily Telegraph
[An] instant classic — Independent
Stands head and shoulders above the season's celeb memoirs ... With nobody left in Tinseltown to please, Everett unleashes himself as a hilarious, unsparingly bitchy chronicler of celebrity hell ... irresistible — Sunday Times - Books Of The Year
A new fascinating, witty and endlessly entertaining memoir.

Vanished Years by Rupert Everett

Read extracts from Ruper Everett's latest memoir, Vanished Years, filled with brand-new stories it includes astonishing encounters, tragedy and comedy, vivid portraits of friends and rivals along with razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from LA to London and beyond.

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