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Fear And Loathing In Fitzrovia

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No writer, not even Hemingway or Rimbaud, led as bizarre and eventful a life as the once celebrated Soho dandy Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-64). Next to him, the conventional icons of London bohemia, among them Francis Bacon and Jeffrey Bernard, appear models of stability and self-restraint.
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Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (first published January 2003)
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Tosh
Ah, I love the obscure writer - especially if he's a dandy and lived and had fun in Soho London during the 50's. A strange man who owed everyone money and yet, lived like the prince of Soho.

I don't think he's the lost great novelist, but he's an interesting and mostly forgotten literary British i.e. London figure.
Fionaonaona
Paul Willetts deserves five stars for this extremely well-researched biography.
Nigeyb
I loved this biography of the English writer and dandy, Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-64). Maclaren-Ross is synonymous with the bohemian world of mid-twentieth-century Soho, and whilst this features extensively in this book, the biography offers plenty more besides. If you're interested in the literary history of the 1930 and 1940s, World War 2, and London (and specifically Soho), then I feel confident you'll enjoy this biography.

During his lifetime he appears to have produced a substantial and ast
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Shane
Pretty fab up to now. I'm up to the part where he's just been dischagred from the army and is spending his time in pubs of wartime Soho. All very bohemian and a bit grubby.
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Paul Willetts is the author of two previous works of non-fiction – Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia and North Soho 999. Since making his literary debut in 2003, he’s edited four much-praised collections of writing by the bohemian dandy, Julian Maclaren-Ross. He has also compiled and worked as co-photographer on Teenage Flicks, a jokey celebration of Subbuteo, featuring contributions by Will Self, Gr ...more
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Members Only: The Life and Times of Paul Raymond; Soho's Billionaire King of Burlesque North Soho 999: A True Story of Gangs and Gun-Crime in 1940s London Teenage Flicks: Memories of the Sub-beautiful Game Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms The Gilt Kid

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