City of Spades

City of Spades

by Colin MacInnes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749011536
Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Allison & Busby Classics Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

COLIN MACINNES (1914-76), son of novelist Angela Thirkell, cousin of Stanley Baldwin and Rudyard Kipling, grandson of Burne-Jones, was brought up in Australia but lived most of his life in London about which he wrote with a warts-and-all relish that earned him a reputation as the literary Hogarth of his day. Bisexual, outsider, champion of youth, ‘pale-pink’ friend of Black Londoners and chronicler of English life, MacInnes described himself as ‘a very nosy person’ who ‘found adultery in Hampstead indescribably dull’ and was much more at home in the coffee bars and jazz clubs of Soho and Notting Hill. A talented off-beat journalist and social observer, he is best known for his three London novels, City of Spades, Absolute Beginners and Mr Love and Justice. MacInnes died of cancer in 1976.

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