Collected Memoirs: Edited and introduced by Paul Willetts
Julian Maclaren-Ross

Collected Memoirs: Edited and introduced by Paul Willetts

The COLLECTED MEMOIRS features both THE WEEPING AND THE LAUGHTER, Maclaren-Ross’s long out-of-print childhood memoir, and his much better-known MEMOIRS OF THE FORTIES, which incorporates vivid, much-quoted profiles of Graham Greene, Dylan Thomas and the 1940s Soho pub scene. Fans of Maclaren-Ross’s work also have the opportunity to sample an array of delightful, previously uncollected memoirs.

Book Details:

  • Author: Julian Maclaren-Ross
  • Published Year: 2004
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Black Spring Press
    • Argentina: The Equilateral Beast

Julian Maclaren-Ross

Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-64) was born in London, the youngest child of a Cuban father and an Anglo-Indian mother, and grew up in Britain and on the French Riviera. He worked as a door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman before being conscripted into the army from which he later deserted.Having been discharged from the army after a traumatic spell in a psychiatric hospital, he found a job working with Dylan Thomas as a screenwriter. Invariably clad in dark glasses and an imaculate suit, augmented by a malacca cane and silver snuff-box, he soon established himself as a pivotal figure in wartime...
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Book Reviews

  • "Those who have yet to discover this wonderfully stylish and sardonic writer should start here."
    The Daily Telegraph
  • "A substantial account of his great talent."
    The Indenpendent on Sunday
  • "Were he writing now… he would be a star."
    The Times
  • "An excellent anthology."
    The Mail on Sunday