Book List in Order:12 titles

  • First published in 1986, Backcloth is volume four of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirsFilling the gaps left between his previous memoirs, as well as highlighting new episodes, Backcloth explores the patterns of pleasure and pain that have made up B...


  • During 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, li...


  • First published in 1992, Great Meadow is volume five of Bogarde's best-selling memoirsEmploying both the language and lucidity of the young boy that he evokes, the actor turned author, Dirk Bogarde, presents us with a charming recollection of his chi...


  • First published in 1983, An Orderly Man is volume three of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirsAfter completing work on Visconti's Death in Venice, the celebrated actor seeks a refuge from 20 years of 'continual motion'. This dream of a peaceful retre...


  • 'London guests staying hate it. Keeps them awake all night they complain. The bleating in the utter stillness. I heal with it, as you did.'This epistolary collection finds Bogarde at his most honest and touching, engaging in conversation with a woman...


  • First published in 1991, this is Dirk Bogarde's fourth novel.With his divorce proceedings looming, writer William Caldicott is in desperate need of some respite. As fate would have it, he receives a cryptic letter of farewell from his estranged broth...


  • Beau Grayle was a wartime hero with a dreadful dark secret. As Nanny Grayle slips away, the family's home, Hartleap, seemed to be sliding into the grave with her. As the tide of terrible truth rises, the family are desperately closing ranks....


  • First published in 1994, this is Dirk Bogarde's fifth novel.Following on from his previous novel, Jericho, evoking the manifold themes and compelling rural French atmosphere of its predecessor, A Period of Adjustment tells the story of William Caldic...


  • First published in 1984, this is Dirk Bogarde's third novel.Set in the shadow of Hollywood opulence – the gaudy wastes of Los Angeles – West of Sunset is a sharp and potent satire of movie-making America. However, the excessive glitter is embedde...







  • Set in the Dutch East Indies immediately after World War II, this story of loyalty, honor, and betrayal focuses on an English soldier, the girl of mixed blood he loves, an aging general, and a woman determined to survive...


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    In 1988 Dirk Bogarde returned from two idyllic decades in France to live in England because of his partner's serious illness. Shortly afterwards, the then Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph, admiring the 'lucid frankness' of Bogarde's memoirs, in...