- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers (10 Dec. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0720615895
- ISBN-13: 978-0720615890
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 470,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Dilly Paperback – 15 Nov 2014
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About the Author
Jeremy Reed is the author of more than two dozen books of poetry, 12 novels, and volumes of literary and music criticism. He is a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, the National Poetry Prize, and the Poetry Society's European Translation Award.
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Such first hand testimony is rare as Jeremy states as it was an ephemeral culture where nothing was recorded or written down. However the general history is quite well known and this is a very well researched, organised and written book that takes us from the beginnings of the sex trade and activity around the Dilly to the present day when it's now a thing of the past due to decriminalization of homosexuality, improved surveillance technology/techniques and even the changing physicality of Picadilly itself.
The book concludes with a chapter about the late artist Francis Bacon with whom the author had a long standing friendship.
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