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Christopher Howse, "Soho in the Eighties"


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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:58 PM

My long-form review of this new book about Soho's bohemia and boozerama.  Brought back many memories for me (because it was much the same in the Nineties).



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

I kept wondering why all these Brits were hanging out in Soho bars I'd never heard of.  Then I got to Soho in the Fifties, and I thought, Soho didn't even exist in the '50s.

 

Finally I realized that this is a different Soho.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:47 AM

The small “h,” man, the small “h.”

One can assume I think that the New York locution was inspired by London. I’m sure you know, but “Soho!” was a hunting cry, like “Tally ho!” — from the days nobles from the Westminster court chased unfortunate critters there:

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:49 AM

There are a couple of typos, but I am happy I wrote that piece. It could be much longer, but it says some things I wanted to say.

Not to take the limelight from Howse’s actual book.