David Profumo

He Had The Biggest Cock

Gods, Mongrels and Demons: 101 Brief But Essential Lives

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SPLENDID AS IT is in other ways, Angus Calder’s latest book proves of precious little use as a reference tool; its rubric is so broad, and its inclusive principle so idiosyncratic, that you’d seldom know when to consult it. Although alphabetically organised, it’s not so much a dctionary as a biographical anthology concocted with polymathic enthusiasm and published con amore. As such, I won’t hear a word said against it.

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