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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely revised my view of Barbara Good, 4 April 2012
This review is from: White Cargo: A memoir (Paperback)
This is a well written and moving recounting of scenes from Felicity Kendall's life before she became popular as one of the stars of "The Good Life". It remembers her parents who took her all over India as part of their travelling theatre company and although her father is the eccentric colossus, her mother is an equally striking character in a quieter way. It tells of her childhood and her beloved sister Jennifer and the way that as an outsider she acquired the quiet, observant air that characterises her as an actress.

Observation is something she does very well, her pictures of a Raj in decline and the rise of independence are very evocative of what is now a lost world, the India that the Kendalls called home. Her description of Geoffrey's decline and his final journey were very touching, I shall read this again for the beauty of some of the writing.

Sweet little Felicity Kendal, aka "rear of the year", who would have thought her such a tough and capable woman. I'm off to watch "Shakespeare Wallah" and try to experience some of what is in this book.
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