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Never a Normal Man (1ST EDITION PAPERBACK)

Farson, Daniel;

Verlag: Harpercollins, 1998
ISBN 10: 0006383262 / ISBN 13: 9780006383260
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Titel: Never a Normal Man (1ST EDITION PAPERBACK)

Verlag: Harpercollins

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition.


VG- 1st impression 1998 Harpercollins paperback with photo sections, terrific memoir. Some page tanning and light central creases to spine Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography/Memoirs; ISBN/EAN: 9780006383260. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 054912. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 054912

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The highly praised and richly anecdotal autobiography of one of the great Soho characters of the 1950s and 1960s, whose varied life has included spells as a pioneering TV producer/reporter/personality, film-maker, photographer, writer, biographer, East End pub-owner, travel writer and art critic.

Christopher Silvester, Sunday Times: ?However dizzying the effect of dipping into this cornucopia of experience, there is a satisfying spine to Farson?s book, namely his struggle to come to terms with his own character. The text is spiced with self-analytical aperçus? His capacity for observing celebrities and ribald gossip is matched by an exquisite lyricism when he turns to nature and ordinary folk? Sharp, funny, heart-warming, freighted with cheery self-optimism ? it is everything an autobiography should be. It makes you want to give the author a hug.?

Harry Ritchie, Financial Times: ?An extraordinary career, an intriguing and eventful life, and a well-written and enthralling book.?

Peter Lewis, Daily Mail: ?He never fails to be intoxicatingly good company?insightful, funny, hugely enjoyable? How Chekhov would have loved him.?

George Melly, Daily Telegraph: ?Brilliant evocations of the famous, the infamous and the obscure?a fine, courageous book.?


'Never a Normal Man' is the picaresque, candid and richly anecdotal autobiography of Daniel Farson, pioneering television reporter and interviewer, photographer, writer, biographer and art critic, not to mention a legendary bohemian, pub-owner and exotic traveller.

Discovering, in the 1950s, the joys of alcohol and homosexuality, he found a spiritual home in Soho, where his friends included Francis Bacon (whose biography he later wrote), Caitlin Thomas, John Deakin and many others. After a period in the Merchant Navy he was employed by the fledgling ITV, and soon found himself a nationally famous television personality. He later developed an ?entertainment? pub on the Isle of Dogs, wrote books on Jack the Ripper and his own great-uncle Bram Stoker, and eventually moved to Devon.

?An extraordinary career, an intriguing and eventful life, and a well-written and enthralling book.?
HARRY RITCHIE, 'Financial Times'

?He never fails to be intoxicatingly good company ? insightful, funny, hugely enjoyable. How Chekhov would have loved him.?
PETER LEWIS, 'Daily Mail'

?There are brilliant evocations of the famous, the infamous and the obscure, everything from thumbnail sketches to full-length portraits?a fine, courageous book.?
GEORGE MELLY, 'Daily Telegraph'

?Likely to become the classic chronicle of post-war bohemian life.?
PENNY WARK, 'Sunday Times'

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