Ticks and Crosses by Frederic Raphael
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Ticks and Crosses
By Frederic Raphael

Ticks and Crosses

Personal Terms No. 4

By (author) See other recent books by Frederic Raphael
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $62.50
Your Price: $56.25 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.25! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.81 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

Ticks and Crosses by Frederic Raphael

Book Description

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.

Buy Ticks and Crosses book by Frederic Raphael from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781857549300
ISBN-10: 1857549309
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Frederic Raphael


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ticks and Crosses book by Frederic Raphael and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Frederic Raphael

Born in 1931 in Chicago, Frederic Raphael was educated at Charterhouse and St John's College, Cambridge. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1964. The first of his numerous novels was published in 1956; Coast to Coast was published by Orion in 1998. He has adapted his novels The Glittering Prizes (1976) and After the War (1988) for television. He has also written stories, biographies of Somerset Maugham and Byron. He is a leading screenwriter, whose work includes the Academy Award-winning Darling (1965) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Frederic Raphael close
Anti-Semitism by Frederic Raphael
Going Up by Frederic Raphael
Private Views by Frederic Raphael
Coast to Coast by Frederic Raphael
Darling by Frederic Raphael
California Time by Frederic Raphael
There and Then by Frederic Raphael
Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths by Frederic Raphael
Distant Intimacy by Frederic Raphael
Personal Terms by Frederic Raphael
Satyrica by Frederic Raphael
Lindmann by Frederic Raphael
Cuts and Bruises by Frederic Raphael
Some Talk of Alexander by Frederic Raphael
Rough Copy by Frederic Raphael
Benefit of Doubt by Frederic Raphael
Great Philosophers by Frederic Raphael
Dream Story by Frederic Raphael
Bacchae by Frederic Raphael
Necessity of Anti-semitism by Frederic Raphael
BoomerangBooks.com.au close