Bringing together three of Colin MacInnes’ finest works, this exciting omnibus explores a very different side of London life in the 1950s than is usually portrayed. His characters are colourful and real, painting vivid pictures of areas such as Brixton and Notting Hill at this time. The stories of friendship, love and growing up are set against a background of jazz and good times, as London’s staid reputation progresses to that of a thriving multiracial capital. A man ahead of his time, MacInnes displayed the realities of 1950s London: an emerging teen culture, black immigration and the glamorisation of crime and criminals with remarkable insight and sympathy.
Born to the novelist Angela Thirkill and a professor of music, Colin MacInnes served in the British Intelligence Corps during WWII and grew to become a highly talented journalist, social observer and a champion of black and youth culture. He is best known for his trilogy of London novels and died of in 1976 at the age of 62.Review:
‘MacInnes is a lyrical celebrator of London, and above all, a writer with a purpose’ --The Observer
Descrizione libro Allison & Busby, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110749083689
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Descrizione libro Allison & Busby, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0749083689