A & C Black
Ex-libris: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
11" x 8"
This is a history of the only surviving 17th-century London club. The book presents a range of names and anecdotes against a backcloth of social and political history which sets the life of the club and its members in context. The story takes the reader back from the club of today with its television set in the billiard room, past the Homeric quarrels of Randolph Churchill and Evelyn Waugh, past the Battle of Britain pilots being recruited in the bar to the early days of London with its memories of Shakespeare.