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The London Lover: My Weekend that Lasted Thirty Years

The London Lover: My Weekend that Lasted Thirty Years (Paperback)

By Sigal, Clancy

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`An exuberant, breathless sprint through London in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies... It's bright, boisterous and extremely funny' Tatler If Fielding's Tom Jones were alive in postwar England he might be Clancy Sigal, the American author of this restlessly curious memoir. Hone...st and devious, faithful and lustful, a mass of plucky contradictions, Clancy first arrived in London in 1957. He was broke, homeless and, according to his FBI file, a dangerous `subversive'. Over the next three decades, Clancy was to wander the soot-stained streets of London, devouring as much as life could offer him. This is the story of that time. After days spent avoiding police on the 88 bus, he arrived on Doris Lessing's doorstep. The two began a tumultuous affair that plunged Clancy into the intellectual, cultural and political world of London. From the birth of the CND and his affair with Lessing, to therapy with R. D. Laing and wondering whether the entire world was on acid, Clancy details it all to illuminating effect. Underneath all of these encounters is the character of Clancy himself: funny, hapless, warm-hearted and a self-professed `crazy American'. Call it luck, charm or sheer lack of good sense, he escaped with a cracking good story.
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ISBN 9781408885819
Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781408885819
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 5 Aug 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sigal, Clancy
Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 818.5409
Weight 202g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Americans - History - 20th century - England - London, London England - Social life and customs - 20th century
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade