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Where is My Mask of an Honest Man?

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Where is my Mask of an Honest Man? is a powerful, Pinteresque collection of short stories set in and around Notting Hill, London W11. Though the stories share a common setting, they deal with a wide variety of issues and range from stark realism to the surreal.

‘Dark Angel’, part 1 set in 1951 and part 2 in 1982, could be seen as the author’s commentary on her debut novel T
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Paperback, 93 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Holland Park Press
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Alan
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
the title story's definitely 5 stars... and so's the first one, maybe the ones in between (the title story's at the end) are more 4 star-ish, but rounded up because I love this woman's writing. It's on my re-read list already.

Del-Rivo had a novel published in 1961 called 'The Furnished Room' which was made into a film by the young Michael Winner (called 'West 11'). These stories seem to pick up from there, updating its set of bohemian characters, although the first part of the first story, 'Dark
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A real writers' book
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Laura Del-Rivo was part of a group of young bohemian writers - including Colin Wilson - living in Notting Hill and Soho in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her novel The Furnished Room was adapted for cinema. She has continued to live in Notting Hill, selling clothes in the Portobello Road, and has continued to write.