I am a writer and actor and it feels good that I can at last say that I am both.
Life is full of mysteries!
Whilst researching my forthcoming book, my acting career unexpectedly took off and the writing gradually slid onto the back burner. Then I acted in an episode of Dr Who about the Partition of India, which again unexpectedly shifted an emotional block and released my writer self.
My forthcoming book, EXHUMATION: ‘The Life and Death of Madan Lal Dhingra’ will be published by HopeRoad on 17th August 2021 and I will be appearing on TV in the new series of ACKLEY BRIDGE on Channel 4.
In the 30 years since the publication of my first book AMRITVELA, much has changed, and I am told that nowadays one needs a presence on line. So it seemed a good idea, as I await publication, to create my own website and write a fortnightly blog in I will explore fragments from my past, reflections from my present and create a personal Millefeuille.
Latest from the Blog
‘TS Eliot was an American lived in England and became British. WH Auden was English lived in America and became American Who lost and who gained?’ I am looking aimlessly at the yellowing wisteria shedding its leaves in my garden pond when Spider’s words from 60 earlier suddenly appear – from where? I am puzzled ,Continue reading “1959. SPIDER. Royal County Theatre, Bedford”
My first ‘object’ is a letter. First letter, first school, first separation. I remember writing it. I am four years old. In an English boarding school in Musoorie, up in the Himalayas, sitting in a room with my 9 year old sister. There is a grownup there watching over us and we are writing aContinue reading “Letter from Musoorie”
‘By the time we got round to getting our wedding picture taken, I was already expecting and had become quite big. That’s why we didn’t get a full length picture.’ In our flat in Paris this wedding picture used to live on a display shelf of a tall slim ornately carved piece of furniture belongingContinue reading “The Wedding Photograph, Lahore 1937”
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