Norman Nash – Sordid Side (of London Town) – one of the books confiscated from Anthony Burgess’s collection in Valletta

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Norman Nash – Sordid Side (of London Town) – one of the books confiscated from Anthony Burgess’s collection in Valletta

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The edition distributed by K and G Publication in 1967. A very good copy with rubbing to the edges and a little spotting to the prelims. The book details the seedy underbelly of the capital in a strangely matter-of-fact style. The book, a kind of Lonely Planet guide for illicit pleasures, reveals where to watch ‘blue films’, where to find companionship, and where to dabble in the black market.

A few months after Anthony Burgess had moved to Malta in November 1968, his personal library was inspected by officials of the Postmaster General’s Office in Valletta. Malta’s strict laws against the vilification of religion, obscenity and immorality meant that a number of Burgess’s books were confiscated and destroyed – this book was one of them.

Exceptionally scarce.


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The edition distributed by K and G Publication in 1967. A very good copy with rubbing to the edges and a little spotting to the prelims. The book details the seedy underbelly of the capital in a strangely matter-of-fact style. The book, a kind of Lonely Planet guide for illicit pleasures, reveals where to watch ‘blue films’, where to find companionship, and where to dabble in the black market.

A few months after Anthony Burgess had moved to Malta in November 1968, his personal library was inspected by officials of the Postmaster General’s Office in Valletta. Malta’s strict laws against the vilification of religion, obscenity and immorality meant that a number of Burgess’s books were confiscated and destroyed – this book was one of them.

Exceptionally scarce.