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Tom Driberg By Francis Wheen

Tom Driberg
by Francis Wheen

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A biography of the politician, double-agent, gossip columnist, Labour Party luminary, homosexual, and friend of Harold Wilson and Edith Sitwell, Tom Driberg. He was one of the most colourful and outrageous figures in London political, literary and social life for over 40 years.
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Tom Driberg: His Life and Indiscretions by Francis Wheen

A mysterious, influential and often extremely dubious man of affairs, Tom Driberg embodied many of the contradictions and ambiguities of his time. At Oxford, he was the friend of Auden, Betjeman, Hugh Gaitskell and his old school-chum, Evelyn Waugh; working on Beaverbrook's Express in the Thirties, he invented the modern gossip column; a close friend of Burgess and Maclean, he was widely suspected of being a double-agent, working for both British Intelligence and the KGB. As Chairman of the Labour Party, he was closely involved with the Wilson government, and an intimate of Nye Bevan and Richard Crossman; a keen High churchman, he was even better known as a "cottaging" habitue of London lavatories; a stalwart socialist, on the far left of the Labour Party, he was also an ardent socialite with a Georgian mansion in Essex.

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GOR001954239
Tom Driberg: His Life and Indiscretions by Francis Wheen
Francis Wheen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1990-05-03
405
0701131438
9780701131432
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