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The secret woman : a life of Peggy Ashcroft

Author: Garry O'Connor
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peggy Ashcroft was one of the great actresses of the 20th century, being equally at home with the classics as with contemporary drama. Her official biography concentrated only on her professional life, but family, friends and colleagues have co-operated to make this biography a fuller picture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peggy Ashcroft; Peggy Ashcroft; Peggy Ashcroft; Peggy Ashcroft; Peggy Ashcroft
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry O'Connor
ISBN: 0297815865 9780297815860
OCLC Number: 36904102
Description: xiii, 236 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Innocence 1907-1953 --
The early wound --
Divided duty --
The great ambition of woman --
A new contender --
Heart lines --
More schools for scandal --
Reason and impulse --
Made of glass --
A house pulled down --
Via Dolorosa --
pt. 2: Experience 1953-1991 --
The sacrament of adultery --
Bagpipes and windbags --
Counsel for the defence --
No other purgatory --
Chance or providence --
Biographers be warned --
A friend in Norway --
Perfection walks slowly --
Glory in copper pieces --
The earth.
Responsibility: Garry O'Connor.
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