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Non Fiction
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Non Fiction

Review The Familia Grande, Camille Kouchner

The publication of La Familia Grande by Camille Kouchner reveals how incest is everpresent at the highest levels of French society, even among the most glamorous, powerful, bohemian, left wing intellectual Parisian élite, known as […]

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Legacy Agency

BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Spain Around Us, 1954

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This piece came out in April 1954. Madrid is a small town, […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Letter from Madrid, 1953

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer, artist, and contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors, Observer, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This article came out […]

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Explorations

Philip Mann Explores Soho Bohemia

Philip Mann writes a special feature for BookBlast about Soho bohemia in the spirit of:  “For thirty years I hid my fame in taverns”. “Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be,” the hypochondriac Mr. […]

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Interview
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Fiction

Review Your Father’s Room, Michel Déon

French novelist Michel Déon was born in Paris and died in Galway in 2016 at the age of 97. Admirers of Fournier and Flaubert and the world according to Proust would love his writing which […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Spain Revisited, Harpers & Queen 1985

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, was a contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors and The Observer. Spain is a ‘place apart’ from Italy, France and the other Latin countries, with a […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Magnum Photographic Group, Apollo, 1989

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) was writer-researcher for the Magnum Photographic Group, Paris, 1950-56, working with Robert Capa, David Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She wrote Generation X (England) with Cartier-Bresson, later changed to Youth of the […]