Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer
Drawn from the obituaries pages of ‘The Telegraph’, 365 great lives; organised day-by-day with each life presented on the day it ended.
A treasure trove of human virtue, vice and trivia; the remarkable stories of statesmen, celluloid stars, and rock ’n’ rollers; artists and their muses mingle with sportsmen, Victoria Cross winners, spies, showgirls and captains of industry; plus titans of rather more esoteric fields. Here, for instance, can be found Britain’s greatest goat breeder, a hangman who campaigned to abolish the death penalty, a priest to Soho’s pimps, a cross-dressing mountaineer and a minister who preached a gospel of avarice - donations in notes only, please, as ‘change makes me nervous’.
Paperback, 578 pages.
9 ¼" x 6", 39 black and white illustrations.