or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a £0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Julian Maclaren-Ross, Collected Memoirs [Paperback]

Julian Maclaren-Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
RRP: £8.95
Price: £8.09 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
You Save: £0.86 (10%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 2 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Trade In this Item for up to £0.25
Trade in Julian Maclaren-Ross, Collected Memoirs for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Frequently Bought Together

Julian Maclaren-Ross, Collected Memoirs + Of Love and Hunger (Penguin Modern Classics) + Bitten by the Tarantula and other writing
Price For All Three: £24.08

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Black Spring Press Ltd (25 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0948238305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0948238307
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Synopsis

Julian Maclaren-Ross was one of the most colourful inhabitants and chroniclers of the Soho and Fitzrovia of the forties, fifties and sixties. He knew and wrote about its most memorable characters including Dylan Thomas, Graham Greene, Cyril Connolly, Tambimuttu, Nina Hamnett and Woodrow Wyatt. He was something of a dandy and a gifted raconteur, and his life, often chaotic, and related unsentimentally by him in these memoirs, veered between the fringes of the literary establishment and occasional homelessness.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maclaren-Ross: Underappreciated, Soho Dandy 22 Dec 2004
Format:Paperback
Julian Maclaren-Ross was one of Soho and Fitzrovia's most gifted and overlooked writers. This is more than apparent in his Collected Memoirs, which offer all of his autobiographical works including several which have never appeared in book form. Paul Willetts, Maclaren-Ross's biographer, writes the introduction to Collected Memoirs, providing a well-rounded overview of the writer and the world he inhabited. The book also includes an index of names, places and events mentioned in his stories. Collected Memoirs is a wonderful composition of work from one of London's most talented and engaging writers. Maclaren-Ross's memoirs are as touching and nostalgic as they are dry and satirical and his relaxed, conversational style makes his work accessible to anyone.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actor, Writer, Soho Dandy 17 Dec 2004
Format:Paperback
Julian Maclaren-Ross perhaps was one of the most colourful, gifted and underappreciated writers of his time. More often than not, he was seen standing at the Wheatsheaf pub in Fitzrovia wearing a camel-hair coat with a malacca cane in hand, carnation buttonhole, mirrored sunglasses and cigarette holder; his presence was part gangster, part soho dandy. Maclaren-Ross knew and wrote about the other habitues of wartime Soho including Dylan Thomas, Graham Green, Cyril Connolly, Stephen Spender, John Minton and Nina Hamnett. He has been admired by writers as diverse as Evelyn Waugh, Olivia Manning, Anthony Powell (who modeled his character X Trapnel in A Dance to the Music of Time after him) and John Betjeman. Collected Memoirs offers all of Maclaren-Ross's autobiographical works including the acclaimed 'Memoirs of the Forties' and 'The Weeping and the Laughter' as well as several stories which have never appeared in book form. He writes in the so-called 'narrative journalistic' style that seems well ahead of its time. Paul Willetts, Maclaren-Ross's biographer, introduces Collected Memoirs with a thorough and vivid depiction of Maclaren-Ross and the world he inhabited.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a find! 26 Jun 2006
Format:Paperback
Wonderful account of an interesting era and an interesting man. I can't believe this book isn't better known - it's an absolute classic. Highlights include tales of trying to sell vacuum cleaners door to door in a time of depression. Such joy to find an autobiographer who sees the comedy in misfortune and relishes in painting himself as an antihero. I salute him.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting collection 1 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for a friend after hearing a biopic of Julian McLaren Ross on Radio 4. I haven't heard yet how enjoyable the book was but my friend was very enthusiastic about the book and looking forward to reading it.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Naked on roller-skates during the blitz... 13 May 2014
By AWReet - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Maclaren-Ross is a very nearly forgotten flâneur who drank and scribbled his way through the post-WWII Britain of rationed goods, dismal prospects, Labor unrest and general dreariness. He reminds me of the redoubtable Maxwell Bodenheim, which is either damning him with faint praise or praising him with faint damns - read 'em both and decide for yourself.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback