An Emerald Ring, a Portable Heater and $150 an Hour

Zoë Heller

  • Leaving a Doll’s House: A Memoir by Claire Bloom
    Virago, 288 pp, £16.99, October 1996, ISBN 1 86049 146 4

Claire Bloom has now written two books about her life. Lest this give rise to any suspicion of autobiographical surfeit, she notes in the Preface to the latest volume, that her earlier book, Lime-light and After, constituted merely ‘a modest account’ of her acting career, whereas the new work presents a more thoughtful self-portrait of Bloom, the female.

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