'The New Confessions' is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, a Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century.
An often magnificent feat of story-telling and panoramic reconstruction, John James Todd's reminiscences carry us through the ups and downs of a long and lively career that begins in genteel Edinburgh, devastatingly detours out to the Western Front, forks off, after a period of cosy family life in London, to the electric excitements of the Berlin film-world of the Twenties, then moves on to Hollywood; to ordeal by McCarthyism and eventual escape to Europe.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 1989
- 111 x 181mm