Monthly Archives: January 2013

Vanished Years by Rupert Everett

“In middle age the tide turns and the genes drag one back to the beaches of one’s youth.” Rupert Everett, Vanished Years Rupert Everett’s memoirs (Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins and Vanished Years) are witty, gossipy, explicit, moving and occasionally bitchy or bitter. Everett’s relationship with worldly success is ambivalent, and that’s one of the things that makes him

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The Streets by Anthony Quinn

In The Streets, David Wildeblood is a young and inexperienced journalist documenting the lives of the poor for Henry Marchmont’s weekly, The Labouring Classes of London. It is 1882 and David is alone in the unfamiliar metropolis, estranged from his family in Norfolk and easy prey for the thugs and thieves who prowl the slums. It is not, however, the

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