The Richard Burton Diaries, Paperback

The Richard Burton Diaries Paperback

Edited by Chris Williams

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This volume publishes in their entirety the surviving diaries of Richard Burton.

They were written between 1939 and 1983 - throughout his career and the years of his celebrated marriages to Elizabeth Taylor.




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Engrossing read.I got the impression from these memoirs, that Burton was an unhappy, bored and restless person who's marriage to Elizabeth Taylor for 10 years(?) seemed the most settled during his life and he wrote more about his day to day life during that time.There were gaps, but as long as he had his books, food, yacht and never settled into one place very long he was, sort of, content.Later in life, booze featured, prominently in his system, as he mentioned in his entries, and as his health got worse, it was quite painful to read, as the entries became a lot shorter.Fascinating to read, though I skipped the odd page where there were very frank passages and boring ones.

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