SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS
In his best-selling
autobiography More or Less, published in 1978, Kenneth More, one of
Britain’s best -loved actors, said, “When Angela and I met and fell in
love, everyone and everything was against us. I felt about her as I had
never felt about any other woman. I needed her not only physically, but
mentally and morally. My only reason for living was to marry her.” he
was forty seven, an internationally famous star, twice married with two
daughters, who through his appearance in such films as Genevieve, Reach
for the Sky and Doctor in the House had become something of a British
Angela was blonde,
blue-eyed and twenty one. As this bubbly, naïve and insecure young
actress found herself increasingly in demand in a profession she adored,
she met and fell in deeply in love with the man who was to remain for
the next twenty years her “one essential existence”.
In this moving, frank
and deeply felt autobiography, embarked on with Kenneth’s encouragement,
Angela tells of her life from her convent-based education, of the joy of
finding her feet as an actress and of her helpless love for this “very
married man”. She talks of their seven year wait for his divorce, of
being shunned by his former friends, of their joyful companionship and,
after sixteen years together, their painful trial separation: “a dismal
failure, thank heavens”. And of their agonising love for each other as
they struggled against his final crippling illness- a time when he went
from strength to vulnerability and she went from vulnerability to
A portrait emerges of
a particularly passionate and eventful life which will in its humanity
strike a sympathetic chord in all who read it.
In this revision of
her best selling memoir, Angela brings her story up to date including
the all consuming grief at the death of her husband and the adventure of
her life and work ever since. It is an even more compelling read and
will attract a new generation of readers for her unique and heartfelt
Roundabouts' is published in two versions: a
standard paperback (£12.99) and a special hardback edition (£24.99).
The Hardback Edition, with it's exclusive cover is only available direct from Fantom Films!
Limited to only 250 copies - individually numbered and signed
by Angela Douglas herself.