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A Ball ‘This Big’

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The ‘empty silence’ now filled my head with the buzz of a swarming beehive. The ‘nothing’ turned into dark. No. Not dark, it turned into lifeless black. It was cold. Bone-freezing cold.Pain, deep, dull, heavy pain… I was on my back… Fear...

The Great Dane from America

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Mussolini had three loves. The first, most sincere, all-engrossing love of his life was, naturally, himself. Aviation and voluptuous actresses were vying for second and third positions. Very much like Howard Hughes. With the passing years...

Guardian Angels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Coincidence again put me on the top of the world on the tundra. My nickname, Bandi, and snow forced the coincidence. Except for being white, the snow on the Rothorn above Lenzerheide was quite different from the snow of the tundra, where...

No Angels Fly Barefoot

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...‘The war to end all wars’ officially ended on 4 June 1920. The peace treaty of Trianon was signed. Good old naïve USA pulled the hot potato out of the fire, won the war for ClemenceauGeorges Clemenceau (1841–1929), the French premier who...

Billion Dollar Battles

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...‘Join the services and see the world.’ If you are in the motion picture industry and want to see the world join the makers of the Bond films; the slogan fits better. When Broccoli and Saltzman split, Harry, not wanting to be outdone...

True-Blue Pros

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

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...It was a unique experience; Israel during the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of June 1967; I occasionally thought I would remain there till the end of eternity. This assignment almost cost me my happy life, not then during the Six Days War in Israel,...

Breakfast in the Café New York

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The rain falls everywhere except in Budapest. In Budapest the rain doesn’t fall, it hangs in the air, invisible. You only feel it. It crawls up inside your pants legs, up your crotch, cold. Your brain feels wet, soggy.It all started...

It Never Rains in California

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...And I was out of a job. I didn’t have to cover the telephone with pillows any more, no agent invited me to have lunch. Invited me to lunch? They didn’t return my phone calls. It reminded me of the square-one-days of my visit to Hollywood.My...

Watching Camels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...World War II was over, according to the rumor spread by those who never read the bloody pages of history. The Second (?) War achieved as much as the other wars before it, nothing – beyond sowing the seeds of new hatred and the fungus...

Changing Courses

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...There is an ancient Hungarian proverb: Man plans, God executes the way He sees fit. He had hidden the plan He had for me. It had been a big surprise landing at Enterprise: this time He had a matching big surprise for me. He landed me...