By George Melly
This unmarried quantity contains 3 well-known memoirs - Scouse Mouse, Rum, Bum & Concertina and possessing Up, with a brand new advent by way of the writer. Scouse Mouse is a humorous and often touching tale of the author's Nineteen Thirties formative years in a middle-class Liverpudlian family. Rum, Bum & Concertina, the naval an identical of wine, ladies and track, describes Melly's nationwide provider as some of the most not likely naval scores ever. He turns into an anarchist and gourmet of Surrealist paintings whereas self-educating himself on the various wilder seashores of affection. as soon as demobbed, Melly involves London to paintings in an artwork gallery, and in possessing Up he describes how he slipped into the area of the jazz revival, revelling in an unending around of pubs, golf equipment, seedy guest-houses and delivery caffs whereas surrounded through a mad array of musicians, cakes, drunks and arch-eccentrics.
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