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A Tiger's Wedding: My Childhood in Exile
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A Tiger's Wedding: My Childhood in Exile (Hardback)

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Born in Bangalore, India, during the fading days of the Raj, Isla's early years were spent in the lush, verdant hills of Kerala on a tea plantation run by her father. This warm, spice-scented idyll was abruptly ended when, obliged by tradition and believing there were doing the best for their daughters, Isla's parents sent their daughters 'home' to baording school. Isla was not quite six years old. 'Home' as cold, gloomy, post-war austerity Scotland - a land of liberty bodices, chilblains, icy mornings and dank days: an alien land where for several yars she nursed an astonishing secret- of which only her sister, Fiona, was aware. Isla Blair writes lyricallly of her beloved India, stoically of term times in Spartan British boarding schools and with great humour and vivacity of the time after school when she became one of the younges students at RADA, training alongside Anthony Hopkins and others and throwing herself fully into life in London in the swinging sixties.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainment Publisher: Julian Calder Publishing Publication Date: 30/06/2011 ISBN-13: 9780955325328  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Isla Blair is known for her many and varied roles on stage and screen. At 18, straigh from RADA, she leapt to overnight fame at Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum alongside Frankie Howerd and went on to star in many productions for the RSC, The Old Vic, The National Theatre and numerous West End shows. During a career spanning 40 years, she has also appeard in may films and television shows including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, When the Boat Comes In, The History Man, Inspector Morse, The Darling Buds of May, Dr Who, A Touch of Frost and Single Father.

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