In this lucid and highly evocative portrait of a writer who became and has remained a cult hero for generations of British youth, nothing has been glossed over. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary reminiscences and much anecdotal material, author Tony Gould reveals a passionate, complex and extremely difficult man who proved such a remarkable 'inside outsider'.
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"MacInnes may have been a maverick in his own time, but he is perhaps the most eloquent spokesman for our own." - Literary ReviewAbout the Author:
Tony Gould was born in 1938 and grew up on a farm in Devon. He served as a National Service officer in the 1/7th Gurkha Rifles and was invalided out of the army with polio in 1959. He read English at Cambridge. He has been a BBC radio producer and literary editor at New Society and then, after the two magazines amalgamated, at the New Statesman. He is the author of several books, including Inside Outsider: the Life and Times of Colin MacInnes (1983, and editor of Absolute MacInnes: the Best of Colin MacInnes, 1985), Death in Chile: a Memoir and a Journey (1992), A Summer Plague: Polio and Its Survivors (1995), Imperial Warriors: Britain and the Gurkhas (1999), and Don't Fence Me In: Leprosy in Modern Times (2005).
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1757096
Book Description Penguin, 1986. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78888064
Book Description Penguin, Uk, 1986. Card Covers. Book Condition: Good. Ex library. Overall Clean square copy. Bookseller Inventory # 012197
Book Description Penguin, London, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. A fascinating biohraphy. 251 pp. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 19406