Literature Ireland
The Fun Palace: An Autobiography
© Bollmann Verlag, 1997

The Fun Palace: An Autobiography

Agnes Bernelle

Agnes Bernelle, one of Ireland's best-loved stage performers, was born Agnes Bernauer in Berlin in 1923, the daughter of a renowned Jewish-Hungarian theatre impresario. In this sparkling, intimate memoir she recounts her early years in Germany, her family's flight to London after Hitler came to power, her anti-Nazi broadcasts to the land of her birth, her turbulent loves and family life, the blossoming of her career in film and theatre - from wartime refugee cabaret to the West End - and her eventual move to Glaslough in Ireland in 1963.

Lilliput Press 1996

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