[ilds] "the BBC bohemia"

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Fri Mar 12 06:25:49 PST 2010

Clipped from today's Independent:

> Many of the bohos [Barry Miles] encountered had been behaving badly 
> around town for a couple of decades. There was Tambimuttu, "a literary 
> hustler of exceptional ability" who wore shoulder-length hair even in 
> the Forties and who "filed" the verse under consideration for his 
> magazine, Poetry London, in the chamber pot beneath his bed. As early 
> as the 1920s, Augustus John and Tommy Earp had made the Fitzroy Tavern 
> on Charlotte Street a hub for artists, while Julian Maclaren Ross held 
> court down the road at the Wheatsheaf, "the BBC bohemia" (Hugh 
> MacDiarmid, WH Auden, Robert Graves, Laurence Durrell and Muriel 
> Spark) at the George on Great Portland Street.
> Atlantic £25 (468pp) £22.50 (free p&p) from the Independent Bookshop: 
> 08430 600 030
> London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945, By 
> Barry Miles
> Reviewed by Liz Thomson

Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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