"An English Madam: The Life and Work of Cynthia Payne" 1982 BAILEY, Paul

[166] pp.


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8.75" x 5.75"

When Streatham brothel-keeper Cynthia Payne was prosecuted in 1980 for keeping a disorderly house, the trial's tales of red-arsed vicars, enslaved Members of Parliament and payment for sex with luncheon vouchers transfixed the country. It also brought her to the attention of film makers : Wish You Were Here is the story of her early life'. The publisher Tom Maschler who, in what turned out to be a perfect marriage, gave the novelist Paul Bailey the job of writing Cynthia's biography, which is by turn moving, eye-opening and absolutely hilarious. A fabulous three-way association.

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