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The surrender of silence : being the memoirs of Ironfoot Jack Neave, king of the Bohemians

Author: Jack Rudolph Neave; Colin Stanley
Publisher: London, UK : Strange Attractor Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Escape artist, fortune-teller, author, and raconteur 'Ironfoot Jack, ' aka Jack Rudolph Neave (1881-1959), the self-styled 'King of the Bohemians, ' was a well-known Soho character in pre- and postwar London. His rich and enthralling story of a lifestyle now gone forever was dictated as his portrait was being painted by the artist Timothy Whidborne in 1956. It was then entrusted to a Soho acquaintance, the author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Named Person: Jack Rudolph Neave
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Rudolph Neave; Colin Stanley
ISBN: 9781907222658 1907222650
OCLC Number: 1006634010
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: edited by Colin Stanley ; introduction by Phil Baker.

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The life of escape artist, fortune-teller, author and raconteur "Ironfoot Jack," aka Jack Rudolph Neave (1881-1959), the self-styled "King of the Bohemians" in London's Soho.  Read more...

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A fascinating journey into a forgotten world, with Ironfoot Jack as our eccentric guide.-Magonia Review of Books

 
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