For the Time Being is a dazzling selection of writings - essays, criticism, reviews, and fragments of autobiography by one of Britain's most admired authors and actors. From the now-famous article 'A Short Walk from Harrods' to a forceful interview on 'The Right to Die with Dignity', and touching essays on his earliest childhood, Dirk Bogarde introduces us to the people he has known, roles portrayed, the places visited and the books read throughout his tremendously productive life. Controversial, charming, touching, opinionated, these pieces are a testimony to a rich and varied life and a remarkable gift for writing.
'Many actors have proved expert writers; he is the best.'
Sheridan Morley, Sunday Times