Vanished Years by Rupert Everett

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Everett is not only a good raconteur, he has musicality – he knows how and precisely when to turn elegy to jazz with a roguish blue-note of bathos. It is a tragical, comical, ironical Broadway-hit-show of a life.
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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.

 

About Rupert Everett

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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, Prêt-à-Porter and My Best Friend's Wedding
 
Published January 1, 2010 by Little, Brown. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Vanessa Thorpe on Jun 09 2013

Everett's perspective is so engaging and his descriptive powers so arresting that his words become about more than his own experience. By the end, he has haphazardly painted a detailed picture of our times...

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Reviewed by Talitha Stevenson on Oct 05 2012

Everett is not only a good raconteur, he has musicality – he knows how and precisely when to turn elegy to jazz with a roguish blue-note of bathos. It is a tragical, comical, ironical Broadway-hit-show of a life.

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Reviewed by Julie Burchill on Sep 20 2012

Everett is fearless when gossiping about A-listers in a book because he wants nothing from them – indeed, he might even see their shunning as a side benefit.

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