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  • Hindoo Holidayby J.R. Ackerley; Eliot Weinberger

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah?s fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very... more...

  • We Think The World of Youby J.R. Ackerley; P.N. Furbank

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as ?a fairy tale for adults.? Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent, acerbic, self-righteous, angry. He is in love with Johnny, a young, married, working-class man with a sweetly easygoing nature. When Johnny... more...

  • My Dog Tulipby J.R. Ackerley; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ?ideal friend? he had been searching for in vain for years.  My Dog Tulip  is a bittersweet retrospective account of... more...

  • My Father and Myselfby J.R. Ackerley; W.H. Auden

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own?this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley?s pursuit of his father is also an exploration... more...

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