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A thoroughly entertaining story, told by a writer with a vivid and amusing turn of phrase
[A] vivid portrait of the man who was, to all intents and purposes, Mr Soho. This fascinating study is as much a history of London's square mile of vice as an account of one man's life...Thoroughly researched and extremely well written, this is an impressive book. Not since John Dickie's Cosa Nostra have I read anything that exerts such hypnotic fascination for its sometimes repellent subject.
Writing about club life-where the traffic of people from high and low life alike is huge and where so many deals are conducted by handshakes-presents great challenges for any historian. Willetts, whose previous books include a biography of the novelist and Soho vivant Julian Maclaren-Ross, has done a magnificent job.
A magnificent biography.
The career of Paul Raymond, brilliantly documented in this new biography by Soho chronicler Paul Willetts, is testament to that old adage that nothing sells like sex... Willetts's tone of amused detachment towards his subject is pitched just right, making for some truly hilarious passages.
A triumph of research and patient industry, full of arresting incident and sub-celebrity walk-ons ... and wonderful bits of period detail
A well-researched book, covering an exceptionally interesting slice of social history
Willetts has done a magnificent job
It documents a fascinating turning point in social history - the transition between grim post-war Britain and the swinging Sixties ... hilarious ...
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