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Description - A Tug on the Thread by Diana Quick

As an actress, Diana Quick was forever trying on the mask of other people's lives - raiding her own memory to service the character she was playing. Coming from a large, noisy family in Kent that seemed to be plain-speaking and straightforward, she was astonished to find on her beloved father's death that his childhood in India was far from idyllic. She was then thunderstruck to hear that he was to have a requiem mass. She had no idea he was Catholic. She discovered that his stepmother had got rid of him and his sister upon marrying his father and that he had grown up in almost total separation from his family. In the India Office library she found records of a whole extended family she knew nothing about. Her search for the Quicks in India found roots that go back to Calcutta in the early 18th century. This is a story of a search for a past, the search for an understanding of exile and denial, and also the story of a very fine actress who has always had a sense of not quite belonging.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860498442
ISBN-10: 1860498442
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 144mm x 30mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Diana Quick

Diana Quick is a stage and screen actress who has worked for among others, Channel 4, the RSC, ITV and French TV. She played Julia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited.

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Tug On The Thread by Diana Quick
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