Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary

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...his portrayal of Noël Coward, filtered through Clary's own sensibility, never quite convinces.


Whoever said the afterlife would be easy...Noel Coward is the toast of twenties society...a brilliant playwright, composer and entertainer whose witty songs and pithy lines don't quite tell the full story. Goldenhurst, his house in Kent, provides a place where he can be himself. And more importantly where he can be with his lover, Jack, without fear of arrest or judgement...But their romantic idyll is ruined, first by the arrival of Noel's demanding relatives and then by a mysterious death...Many years later, film star and Coward fan Richard Stent buys the house from its current owner. But Richard has problems of his own. Goldenhurst is supposed to be a respite from all his worries but this is a house with a very rich and not always pleasant history. And more than one thing is about to go bump in the night...This is a haunting tale of love, obsession and a house full of spirits, not all of them blithe...

About Julian Clary

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Julian Clary is one of Britain's most loved entertainers. His memoir A Young Man's Passage was a Sunday Times bestseller. He lives in Camden and Kent.He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: Murder Most Fab and Devil in Disguise.
Published March 1, 2012 by Ebury. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alexander Larman on Mar 31 2012

...his portrayal of Noël Coward, filtered through Clary's own sensibility, never quite convinces.

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