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The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date August 27, 2015
Pages 368
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780571294336
ISBN-10 0571294332
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $32.25
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Born in 1947, David Hare is one of Britains foremost playwrights and screenwriters. With warmth, humour, and characteristically dazzling prose, this memoir vividly evokes his Anglo-Catholic upbringing in a suburban Hastings as vanished as Victorian England, against the backdrop of a time in which faith in empire, Christianity, hierarchy and deference were being swept away. It also charts his early struggles to become a writer - and the high price he and those around him paid for that decision.

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from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 2, 2015)
9780393249187 | details & prices | 347 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $27.95
About: “Frank, moving, and beguiling, The Blue Touch Paper is the fascinating story of becoming a writer in the 1960s and 70s when Britain was changing even faster than the author.
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from Gardners Books (August 27, 2015)
9780571294336 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $32.25
About: Born in 1947, David Hare is one of Britains foremost playwrights and screenwriters.
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 11, 2016)
9780393353457 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $16.95
About: “Extraordinary.

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