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Vanished Years

Rupert Everett

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

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 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.

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Praise for Vanished Years

  • 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... - Independent - Nicholas De Jongh

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett shot to fame with the film Another Country in 1984 and has been a hugely successful actor and writer for many years. His films include The Madness of King George III; My Best Friend's Wedding; Shrek II and III; Shakespeare in Love and St Trinian's.