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Vanished Years

Sheridan Morley Prize, 2013

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349000237

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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

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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 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.

Reviews

Vanished Years, which strikes me as a little, instant classic in the memoir field, sets a new standard for actors who wish to put their lives on the line... beautifully written...
Nicholas de Jongh, Independent
A supremely gifted writer
Lynn Barber, The Times
Irresistible
Sunday Times Books of the Year
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
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
Julie Burchill, Observer
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
An instant classic
Independent
A supremely gifted writer
Lynn Barber, The Times
Irresistible
Sunday Times Books of the Year
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
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
Julie Burchill, Observer
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
An instant classic
Independent