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Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics - signed by author Rob Baker

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"I love London society!
I think it has immensely improved.
It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.
Just what Society should be."


 - An Ideal Husband, OSCAR WILDE

Entertaining and engagingly written by Rob Baker, Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics explores fascinating and forgotten stories from London in the twentieth century.

A cast of suffragettes, fascists, de-frocked girl-crazed priests, 'Nancy-boys', showgirls, prostitutes, murderers, nippies and beauty queens features in stories containing a myriad of unexpected tangents and untold facts that cover the width and breadth of London.

'Perfect and wonderfully digestible’ - THE INDEPENDENT

‘One City, once century - endless fun’ - ALL ABOUT HISTORY

‘A very fine book!’ - MATTHEW SWEET

‘Great book’ - JON SAVAGE

Signed: All books are signed with a personal message by author Rob Baker. 

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High Buildings, Low Morals signed by author Rob Baker

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'I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings, the lower the morals.' - Noël Coward


In the same vein as his best-selling Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics, Rob Baker's High Buildings, Low Morals is a captivating and enticing insight into the strange and fabulous characters who inhabited an intoxicating, glamorous and sometimes dangerous London lost forever.

Coward himself appears now and then amongst the tales of West End showgirls, gangsters, dubious politicians, Soho porn-barons and beautiful Mayfair actresses and debutantes addicted to excess. Baker unearths the connection between the sexually voracious Duchess of Argyll, her headless polaroids and Mussolini; the sad death of Billie Carleton amongst the opium orgies and cocaine parties during the aftermath of the First World War; the hidden truth of the charming bisexual Lord Boothby and his friend Ronnie Kray; the scandal of the electrifying Tallulah Bankhead and the Eton schoolboys; the hilarious OZ trial, John Lennon and the downfall of the Dirty Squad; and much much more...

Signed: All books are signed with a personal message by author Rob Baker. 

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We Do Lockdown by Miriam Elia

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We Do Lockdown by Miriam Elia

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In this latest Dung Beetle Books title launching Series 2a from artist Miriam Elia, in ‘We do Lockdown’ Mummy, John and Susan go through an indefinite period of self-isolation during lockdown.

In this solitary time, the children will be forcibly adapted to the ‘new normal’, where a joyless existence is heroically embraced to save humanity. The children will come to have no real-life friends, no education, and conditioned to see their peers as portable germ vessels.

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Published by Dung Beetle Books Ltd on high quality Nautilus paper, October 2020, 46 pages, 116 x 177mm.

Publisher: Dung Beetle Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780992834920
Number of pages: 1
Dimensions: 177 x 116 mm

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Skull and Hourglass by Hendrick Hondius (I) - 1626

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Skull and Hourglass by Hendrick Hondius (I) - 1626

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Skull and Hourglass by Hendrick Hondius (I) - 1626

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Plate 36, The Tyger (Bentley 42) William Blake - 1789 to 1794

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Plate 36, The Tyger (Bentley 42) William Blake - 1789 to 1794

£125.00 GBP

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Knowledge Wins by Dan Smith - c. 1916

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Knowledge Wins by Dan Smith - c. 1916

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Knowledge wins - public library books are free - WW1 US POSTER by Dan Smith, 1865-1934


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Three Cats Watching Fish in an Aquarium by Clyde A Copson - 1938

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Three Cats Watching Fish in an Aquarium by Clyde A Copson - 1938. From A day with Bum ; and, The smart little fish by Wilson Morris (Author).

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The Cat and Two Sparrows by Percy J. Billinghurst - 1900

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The Cat and Two Sparrows by Percy J. Billinghurst - 1900

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The Cat and Two Sparrows. From A Hundred Fables of La Fontaine with pictures by Percy J. Billinghurst. The book was published in 1900. The English translation appears to be that of Elizur Wright. You can use this link to browse posts from this book, and you will find the table of contents below; each fable in the book has its own post at this blog.

 


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Physics-Biology_Chemistry-Cosmic Ray Works Progress Administration by Helen West Heller - c.1925

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Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Cosmic Ray - Works Progress Administration (Sponsor) - by artist Helen West Heller (1872 – November 19, 1955) - United States Work Projects Administration (WPA), 1925

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Cover of the Fourth Yearbook of the Artist Group the Brucke by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - 1909

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Cover of the Fourth Yearbook of the Artist Group the Brucke by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - 1909

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Peter Schlemihls Wundersame Geschichte (Peter Schlemihl's Wondrous Story) (Title Page) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - 1915

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Peter Schlemihls Wundersame Geschichte (Peter Schlemihl's Wondrous Story) (Title Page) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - 1915

 


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Angel of the Revelation by William Blake - ca. 1803–5

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Angel of the Revelation (Book of Revelation, chapter 10) by William Blake - ca. 1803–5

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Frontispiece to Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Great Albion by William Blake - c. 1804–20

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Frontispiece to Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Great Albion by William Blake - ca. 1804–20

 

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The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins by William Blake - c. 1799–1800

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The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins by William Blake - c. 1799–1800

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Circle of Thieves by William Blake - c.1825

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Circle of Thieves by William Blake - c.1825

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Circle of Thieves- Agnello Brunelleschi Attacked By a Six-Footed Serpent, from Dante's Inferno, Canto XXVV William Blake c.1825.

 

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A New Book by Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book - c. 1895 - 1911

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A New Book by Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book - c. 1895 - 1911

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The Octopus by Frank Norris - 1901

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The Octopus by Frank Norris - 1901

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The Octopus by Frank Norris - 1901


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The Old Book Man by M. Louise Stowell - 1896

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The Old Book Man by M. Louise Stowell - 1896

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Stowell, M. Louise (American painter, 1861-1930) : poster for The Old Book Man - 1896

£60.00 GBP