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Title:
The soul of indiscretion : Tom Driberg : poet, philanderer, legislator and outlaw
Author:
Wheen, Francis.
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Publication Information:
London : Fourth Estate, 2001.

©1990
Physical Description:
452 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
General Note:
First published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1990 as Tom Driber: his life and indiscretions.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781841155753
Format :
Book

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Central Library CT788.D785 W44 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

In his obituary, The Times described Tom Driberg as "an unreliable man of undoubted distinction...the admiration and despair of his friends and acquaintances." An Oxford Socialist, Driberg was also a flamboyant and promiscuous homosexual, an intriguer and a gossip, and a friend to the Sitwells and the Krays. Living in an era when the establishment looked after its own and the press looked the other way, Driberg was able to shatter almost every notion of polite society. His was a famously indulgent life that included a highly public wedding just a few years after he had concluded an extravagant series of affairs with soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Francis Wheen's previous book was the highly praisedKarl Marx: A Life.


Author Notes

Francis Wheen is an award-winning columnist for "The Guardian" in London, & the deputy editor of "Private Eye".

(Bowker Author Biography)


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