The sequel to Dirk Bogarde's bestselling memoir, Postillion Struck by Lightning
In Snakes and Ladders, Dirk Bogarde continues his memoirs, from the trials of an army training camp at Catterick to the greatest challenge of his film career - the role of von Aschenbach in Death in Venice.
Challenges were a constant feature in his life, some brought by chance, some self-imposed. It was an accident which altered his army career, a mistake which launched him into films. This second volume charts the ups and downs Bogarde experienced on the way to becoming one of the finest cinema actors of our time. It is also about the people who helped him in this game of 'snakes and ladders' - family and friends, actors and actresses, directors and producers, including Judy Garland.
Dirk Bogarde was one of Britain's most distinguished and successful actors. With films such as Death in Venice, Accident, The Night Porter and A Bridge too far, he established an international reputation. But he also wrote several bestselling memoirs and novels of which Postillion was the first. He died in 1999.