The New Confessions
Meet John James Todd:
Scotsman, auteur, Rousseau-fanatic - and 'subversive element'
Born in 1899, John James Todd is one of the great, failed geniuses of the last century. His reminiscences, collected in The New Confessions, take us from Edinburgh to the Western Front, the Berlin film-world in the Twenties to Hollywood in the Thirties, Forties and beyond.
Suffering imprisonment, shooting, marriage, fatherhood, divorce and McCarthyism, Todd is a hostage to good fortune, ill-judgement, bad luck, the vast sweep of history and the cruel, cruel hand of fate...
Helen Manders manages the translation rights for The New Confessions
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
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The Observer Full Review
Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation