Henrietta Moraes, queen of Bohemia, reformed drunk, ex-drug addict, model of Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, and wife of Indian poet, Dom Moraes, has written her extraordinary autobiography. It takes us from her convent girlhood in Peckham Rye to the pubs and jazz clubs of Soho in the 1950s. An habituee of the French pub and the Colony Room, friend to John Minton, George Melly, Francis Wyndham, Bacon, Freud and many more, she leaves Soho and Chelsea for the hippy life in the 1960s. From life in a caravan to a Guinness mansion in Ireland, from LSD to heroin, Henrietta goes from one extreme to another. Finally, she has to come to terms with her alcoholism. Given three months to live, with enormous courage, she gives up the drink and finds a new life.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140239979