Physique: the life of John S. Barrington

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Serpent's Tail, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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A depiction of bohemian life in London, New York and Paris, the outlandish schemes that often ended in prison, and a series of strange friendships and celebrities from Coward to Cocteau to Lennon and Bob Marley. Over 100 illustrations.

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This is a fascinating piece of British 'Gay' History circ. London Soho 1940's. Beautifully illustrated book that is super interesting. Read full review


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General Rupert Smith spent 40 years in the British Army, commanding the UK Armoured Division in the Gulf War, general in charge in Northern Ireland, commander of the UN forces in Bosnia and Deputy Commander of NATO. He lives in London.

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