The Inheritor (The Alford Saga Book 8)

The Inheritor (The Alford Saga Book 8) This Eighth And Final Novel In The Alford Saga Is A Stand Alone Autobiographical Roman Clef About The Remarkable Life, Loves, Agonies And Achievements Of One Of Canada S Most Distinguished Film And Television Producer Directors After Returning Home On The Death Of His Father, Paul Alford Struggles To Make His Living As A Writer, But Somehow Lands A Job As A Producer Director In The Newly Created Drama Department Of The CBC Thus Begins A Long Career That Takes Alford To New York, London And Hollywood And Eventually Leads To His Celebrated, Ground Breaking Trilogy With Genevieve Bujold, Isabel, Act Of The Heart And Journey, Now Part Of The Canadian Film Canon On The Television Front, Alford Produced And Directed And Sometimes Wrote Than 120 Dramas Notable Among These Were His TV Adaptations Of The Works Of Such Legendary Playwrights And Authors As Jean Anouilh, Harold Pinter, Christopher Fry, Tennessee Williams And Dylan Thomas His Macbeth With Sean Connery His Production Of Mother And Daughter, Starring Angela Leigh, Principal Dancer Of The National Ballet Of Canada, And Her Daughter And His Creation Of What Has Been Dubbed One Of The Best Documentaries Of All Time Seven Up A Must Read Story About The Flowering Of The Canadian Culture Industry, The Inheritor Is A Virtual Who S Who Of Film And Television In Canada In The 1950s, Featuring Such Renowned Canadian Actors As William Shatner, Donald Sutherland, Kate Reid, William Hutt, Barry Morse, Frances Hyland, Gordon Pinsent, Martha Henry And Tony Van Bridge The List Goes On. I thoroughly enjoyed the seven books of the Alford Saga by Paul Almond which revolved around the author s ancestors who settled in the Gaspe Peninsula over two hundred years ago I was happy to see an eighth book, The Inheritor, being published But ordering it was a mistake This is not a novel but rather an autobiography about Paul Alford alias Paul Almond as he navigates the Canadian, British and American cultural landscape from the 1950s to 70s.Almond relishes name dropping at every opportunity the Index tells the story about 250 names In addition are all the titles of books, films and the names of organizations associated with the people he knew I suppose the book is a treasure trove for arts and culture historians but for most others it will be a tedious tome Almond deserves praise and admiration for what he has contributed and accomplished with film, drama and literature He has led an interesting life worthy of being told However the irritating scattergun approach he