Nigel Richardson first met Josh Avery when he was a boy, but it was only much later, when he hired him to decorate his house in Hampshire, that he got to know him well . Before long the decorating took second place to the anecdotes, as Richardson sat in fascinated thrall to Avery's rich fund of anecdotes of his life in and around the post-war Soho demi-monde that included Daniel Farson, William Empson, George Barker, Henrietta Moraes, John Minton - and, most notably, Francis Bacon. Richardson was never quite sure if the stories were true or not - and the obituaries when Josh died made the same point, while revealing tantalising glimpses of stories still untold. But it seemed not to matter. Taking the moment when Josh went AWOL from the navy and was picked up by Daniel Farson as his starting point, Richardson has woven a life of Josh that might be true in every detail, or might not. Employing the same technique as in his highly acclaimed Breakfast in Brighton - what you might call imaginative non-fiction - he has produced a book which captures the essence of a time and a place now gone. It is a magnificent achievement.
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Born 1957, ed Christ's Hospital, Reading University. Works as a journalist, currently deputy travel editor of the Daily Telegraph
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Descrizione libro Orion, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP26935391
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. illustrated 231 pages. Codice libro della libreria 010221
Descrizione libro Victor Gollancz, London, 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. ix + 231pp, illustrations.Black boards, previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper otherwise a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. A fictionalised biography. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 016629
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000, 2000. New hardback. May show some slight shelf wear but content fine and unread. Codice libro della libreria A82598
Descrizione libro Gollancz, London, 2000. Hardcover. vii, 231p., frontis, author's note, signed by author on title page, fine first UK editionin boards and unclipped dj. Fictionalized biography of a young man name Michael Joseph Avery known to the author as Josh and other aliases and set in Soho of the 1950s art and gay scene. Codice libro della libreria 211513