Ticks and Crosses (Paperback)
  • Ticks and Crosses (Paperback)
zoom

Ticks and Crosses (Paperback)

(author)
£18.95
Paperback 221 Pages / Published: 27/11/2008
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The fourth volume of Frederic Raphael's notebooks, "Ticks and Crosses" covers the years 1976 to 1978 with the sharp wit and provocative intelligence that made the earlier books an acclaimed success. Raphael observes the inner workings of film studios with the cool acuity of a classicist; he records his thinking on philosophy, Jewishness, and Greece ancient and modern, with the tough irreverence of a Hollywood operator. Among the pleasures of "Ticks and Crosses" are an account of a farcical summer afternoon spent floating down a French river on a lilo in the company of Shirley Williams; an alarming trip up the wrong (and by no means dormant) volcano in Guatemala; meeting Nabokov; taking part in Any Questions with Enoch PowellA...The eminent are caught off-guard; aphorisms sparkle, and throughout, Raphael's love of French life and culture, his delight in the human comedy of social life, illuminate his unfolding chronicle.

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781857549300
Number of pages: 221
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Boys of `93
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Must I Repeat Myself...?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Around the World in 80 Pints
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.00
Hardback
The Seabird's Cry
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Ma'am Darling
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.