Arrogant and withdrawn, the mysterious Aircraftman Ross seems an odd recruit for the Royal Air Force. In fact, the truth is even stranger than the man himself. Behind the false name is an enigma--a man named Lawrence who started as a civilian in the Map Office. An epic and probing drama about the man immortalized as Lawrence of Arabia.
About the Author
TERENCE RATTIGAN (1911-1977) hit the jackpot at the age of 25 with French Without Tears and followed this success with, among others, After the Dance, The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy. Most of Rattigan's plays are currently published in handsome uniform editions by Nick Hern Books, with life sales of several thousand to date.
A brilliant story… I cannot see how anyone could fail to be moved'
- The Times
'Serves as an unsentimental precis of [T.E. Lawrence's] derring-do, acts as a timely reminder of the difficulties and possibilities of Anglo-Arab understanding, and explores with unflinching insight the demons that drove Lawrence (not to mention the curse of celebrity)… essential viewing'
- The Stage
'Reveals Rattigan's unparalleled ability to suggest suppressed emotion'