David Tennant and the Gargoyle Years :: Michael Luke soon to be presented for sale on the stupendous BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs (plates);
From the cover: The Gargoyle was founded by the young Cambridge graduate, David Tennant, in 1925. It will be, he announced, a chic nightclub for dancing but also an avant garde place where people can express themselves freely in whatever manner they please. And so it became.
Situated high above the rooftops of Soho it was to become the favoured meeting place of many of the most gifted and vibrant spirits of the times: Noel Coward and Edwina, Mountbatten, Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot, Matisse, Gladys Cooper, Bertrand Russell, H. G. Wells, Tallulah Bankhead, Oswald Mosley, Hermione Baddeley, Randolph Churchill, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, A. J. Ayer, Dylan Thom…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xii) 212 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
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