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I am a semi-factual character in a novel by Dennis Potter. Or, perhaps I am semi-fictional? The line seems blurred.
Perhaps I should explain. I was still broke, starving, and awaiting fame and fortune to thrust itself upon me. My telephone rang and..." Read more of this chapter »
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Slow Train To Milan by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
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Currently re-reading for the 'nth' time, and still finding it facinating. Also have read Keeper of the house, which is the sequel and 'Hacienda' which is the memoir of 'keeper of the house' which is a novel based on fact. ie. Hacienda is the real sto ...more
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Point Blank by Richard Stark
Point Blank (Parker, #1)
by Richard Stark
read in September, 2008
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If you like your fiction 'hard boiled' they don't come any harder than
Parker. The original existential anti-hero, perfectly captured by Lee Marvin in the film of the same name. Also remade as PAYBACK with Mel Gibson, and 'The Outfit' with Robert DuVa
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Reasons to Be Cheerful by Paul Gorman
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Reasons to Be Cheerful by Paul Gorman
Reasons to Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
by Paul Gorman
recommended for: Art directors, photographers, visual people.
read in December, 2008
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An excellent overview of the life and works of Barney Bubbles,
the original 'Rock n Roll' Art Director, who designed Record Covers and posters for Hawkwind, The Damned, COSTELLO, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, Billy Bragg and all at STIFF records. He also desig
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
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Very funny book, and much more interesting than the film.
Written in 1925 and originally serialized in Harper's Bazaar.
Think 'Bridget Jones' for the flapper generation.

As much a book of philosophy as humour, and a favorite of
James Joyce and Edith Whar
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Falling Towards England by Clive James
Falling Towards England
by Clive James
read in January, 2008
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Just started reading the second installment of Clive James memoir. His first was called 'Unreliable memoirs' and was bloody hilarious.
"How best to describe my holiday in Turkey?

"It was a bit like Midnight Express, but with more diarrhea."

Yes, I think that's a fair description.


I had just finished a big advertising shoot and was completely exhausted; not a physical tiredness like a..." Read more of this chapter »
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Trouble in Paradise (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 31, 2014 02:54AM
Description: a chapter from my memoir "Trouble in Paradise" Not the funniest, but containing the most literary figure (Dennis Potter).
Trouble in Paradise (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Another chapter of my memoir. Here I am in the romantic city of Bodrum on the Ismir coast of Turkey. A plague descended languidly, but of biblical proportion. . .
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