"Le Nid du Duc was an abandoned little village in a quiet valley in the hills above St. Trpoez. The great director Tony Richardson bought it and turned it with enormous flair into a magical compound of houses and guesthouses. It was always filled with friends , whether he was there or not. He could be cruel or incredibly charming, directing the house party as he would one of his plays or movies, and he loved guests who performed well. No extrovert, I failed the audition and he took a great dislike to me."
A Chequered Past by Peter Schlesinger.