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Anthony Lejeune's "Gentlemen's Clubs of London" is simply the definitive guide to the subject matter. Lejeune provides wonderful capsule histories of each of the clubs, including notable members and personages associated with each club.
His well-written text, photo-captions, and "informational text boxes" (which inject just the right amount of wit and humor) are impeccably factually correct (or at least were at publication time) and never dull.
The photographs succeed in capturing many of the important architectural and interior features of each club. The detailed photos of wax seals and one-of-a-kind club treasures and mementos are particularly enjoyable.
London's gentlemen's clubs, like most social organizations and institutions, have an ebb and flow of popularity and character, but fortunately not too much so. Lejeune has a wonderful ability to successfully convey the general character of each club. A separate chapter is devoted to each club, making this a wonderful coffee-table-sized book that one can dip into at random.
This volume is a must for anyone fortunate enough to have reciprocal privileges with any of these wonderful clubs.
This is an excellent introduction and guide to London's "Clubland." If a better volume on the subject exists, I've not found it... and I've been looking for years.
Sep 20, 2007
Nostalgic and captivating
A splendid book! Well written with great pictures to transport one back in time.
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