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A Postillion Struck by Lightning

A Postillion Struck by Lightning (1977)

First Published: Chatto & Windus 1977
Published: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 0-75381-930-9

Dirk’s first book, A Postillion Struck by Lightning, is an elegiac account of childhood holidays amidst the enchanting beauty of rural Sussex – of summer days spent fishing with his young sister, hunting for an escaped tortoise and discovering the biggest mushroom in the world. Then there came the plays he and his sister used to put on in the barn, followed by forays onto the stage with the local amateur dramatic society. Finally, just as war broke out, came an audition for a scholarship to the Old Vic . . .

‘What emerges . . . is a whole life. Whole in the sense that the sensitive, shy, brilliant human being called Dirk Bogarde speaks to you as you read’

Dilys Powell, The Sunday Times

Bloomsbury have recently released a number of Dirk’s books. They are currently available as an e-book and can soon be bought as a print on demand book.

The titles released are:
Closing Ranks,
Jericho,
West of Sunset,
Voices in the Garden,
A Period of Adjustment,
A Gentle Occupation.

Both The Authorised Biography and Ever, Dirk are now available for the Amazon Kindle.

Click the covers for more information:

The Biography Ever, Dirk
Bloomsbury are launching a new digital ebook (and print on demand) service with a whole raft of works from a variety of authors. Amongst them are Dirk’s works of fiction.

More information is available here.
As announced recently, to coincide with the Dirk Bogarde film season BFI Publishing will release BFI Film Classics on Victim (1961) by John Coldstream and The Servant (1963) by Amy Sargeant.

Both books are available for pre-order.

To order Victim click here

To order The Servant click here