Younger Brother, Younger Son: A Memoir By Colin Clark

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Pre-owned. When Colin Clark published his journal covering six months on the film set of The Prince and the Showgirl with Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier, he was hailed as a diarist quite as talented as his brother Alan. Now, in response to many requests, he has written a delightfully engaging and informal memoir of his life and career. ‘That my father and brother were older and cleverer than I, was inescapable,’ he writes, ‘and I could do nothing about it. What did not like was to be told continually, even by my loving mother, that I must never contemplate being on the same level as them, and that to do so would somehow be against the natural order of life. If your father and brother achieve fame, my family said, it is because they naturally deserve it. If you get any attention at all, it is because you have been “showing off”… This is the genuine cry of a younger brother, younger son, but what a lot of joy goes with it!’ Living in the shadow of an illustrious father, the art historian Kenneth Clark (*Lord Clark of Civilisation’), and a formidable brother, who continues to ‘excite disapproval and adoration in equal measure’, Colin has always derived great pleasure from simply being able to observe. He writes with wit and affection about his extraordinary family and upbringing, his national service with the RAF and his time at Oxford, his work in the theatre with Olivier and Vivien Leigh on John Osborne’s The Entertainer at the Royal Court and on tour with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Titus Andronicus, his highly productive life as an arts film-maker in television in Britain and America, his passion for fast cars, and the many loves in his life. In excellent condition. Clipped ductjacket. A little tanning to pages. Hardcover. Published by HarperCollins 1997

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Weight 0.563 kg