Clouds of Glory
A Childhood in Hoxton
By (author) Bryan Magee
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Clouds of Glory by Bryan Magee
Book DescriptionHoxton today is one of the most fashionable parts of inner London, yet before the Blitz, it was the capital's most notorious slum area. It was London's busiest market for stolen goods, the centre of the pickpocket trade, home to a razor gang that terrorised racecourses all over southern England. Its main thoroughfare, Hoxton Street, was known also as the roughest street in Britain. But among the people born there in its heyday was Bryan Magee, journalist, academic, philosopher, radio and television broadcaster and Member of Parliament. For him it was home, for his first nine years, until he became an evacuee on the outbreak of war. In this moving and beautifully written book he recalls the vanished world of his childhood and brings it to life again in all its drama and surprise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712635608
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bryan Magee
Story of Philosophy, Hardback (May 2016)
With an exploration of 2,500 years of Western philosophy. This title takes you from the origins of philosophy to the present day, from Plato to Popper and into the future. It includes thoughts on our modern society, exploring science and democracy, and posing the question: where do we go from here?
Growing Up in a War, Paperback (March 2008)
Tells the story of the Second World War as seen through a child's eyes. This title evokes the atmosphere of wartime England, the community spirit of a society before television, where very few had cars or telephones.
Wagner and Philosophy, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Bryan Magee
Wagner was one of the few major composers who studied philosophy seriously. This title places the composer's artistic development in the context of the philosophy of his age, and offers a comprehensive study of the close links between Wagner and the philosophers - from the pre-Marxist socialists to Feuerbach and Schopenhauer.
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Author Biography - Bryan Magee
Bryan Magee has had a many-sided career. In the 1960s and 70s he worked in broadcasting, as a current affairs reporter on ITV and a critic of the arts on BBC Radio 3. At one time he taught philosophy at Oxford, where he was a tutor at Balliol College. His best remembered television programmes are two long series about philosophy: for the first he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Television Society, while the book he based on the second was a bestseller. From 1974 to 1983 he was Member of Parliament for Leyton, first as Labour, then as a Social Democrat. He is now a full-time author and this book is his twentieth. The others have been translated, altogether, into more than 20 languages.
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