John Osborne: A Patriot for Us (John Heilpern)

John Osborne: A Patriot for Us (John Heilpern) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography shelves. priced at £7.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Chatto & Windus, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; List of sources;

From the cover: John Osborne, unapologetic rebel and original Angry Young Man, blow-torched his way into our lives, changing the face of modern British theatre in 1956 with Look Back in Anger. As iconoclastic as Shaw or Wilde, he defined England in many controversial ways. An actor turned playwright, there was about him the public showmanship of his own tragic invention, Archie Rice in The Entertainer. But Osborne hid his anguished nature and immobilizing depressions from the outside world in his secret notebooks. This startlingly candid, authorized but intimate and informal biography is the first to have access to these sensational notebooks and private letters.

Osborne was born in rented rooms in Fulham, in 1929, to a tube…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 528 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.


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